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Date of Award

5-10-2018

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation-ISU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of English

First Advisor

Brian Rejack

Abstract

This thesis examines the trajectory of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody’s development as an educator and transcendentalist. I begin by observing her correspondence with William Wordsworth from 1825 to 1845 and elucidating how this interaction between an American educator and British Romantic poet illustrates the shifting transatlantic views of childhood during the nineteenth century. Following this analysis, I explore the collaboration between Peabody and Bronson Alcott at his Temple School, demonstrating how their work together reveals Peabody’s own innovations as an educator and explicating her material and pedagogical contributions to Alcott’s experiment. Finally, I observe the manner in which Peabody’s bookshop at 13 West Street in Boston served to build a community of transcendentalists in the area, particularly emphasizing the impact the bookshop had in promoting the Conversations of Margaret Fuller.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest DelMastro_ilstu_0092N_11242.pdf

DOI

http://doi.org/10.30707/ETD2018.DelMastro.A

Page Count

80

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