Transcendentalism in the QCA

The Transcendentalists had various connections to western Illinois and eastern Iowa. This page offers reports on some of those connections as well as on related topics.


Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson's 1855 Visit to Davenport & Rock Island
Emerson and Susan Glaspell

Amos Bronson Alcott
Amos Bronson Alcott's Journey through the Midwest

Henry David Thoreau
An Introduction to Thoreau
Thoreau in East Dubuque

Margaret Fuller
An Introduction to Margaret Fuller
Margaret Fuller's Trip West
Margaret Fuller's Admiration of the QCA and Black Hawk

Other Movements
Freemasonry in the QC



Future Projects
Emerson's Influence on DD Palmer: see //Freedom of Religion in America// and this introduction to Chiropractry
Thoreau's Journey West
St. Louis Hegelians: search "Illinois" and "Jacksonville" in //New England Transcendentalism and St. Louis Hegelianism//

See also Utopian Communities, Religion in the QCA
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