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Unformatted text preview: Melville 1857 IV. Ralph Waldo Emerson A. Background B. Rebellion: 1832 leaves his pulpit; Divinity School Address 1838; Son Waldo dies 1842 C. Apostle of self-making: on the lecture circuit; Emerson misunderstood? D. Ambivalence toward the past: Genealogy, Mary Moody Emerson, etc. What replaces tradition for Emerson? V. Sara P. Willis (aka Fanny Fern) and the Self-Made Woman A. Background B. Crisis: husband’s death; remarriage C. Rebellion: divorce and Boston D. Birth of Fanny Fern and Ruth Hall (1855) E. Fanny Fern as self-made woman: scribbling women; motherhood; patriarchy What enabled her to break away? Popularity and mass culture Discussion: Franklin, Emerson, and Alger...
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