Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804-1894)

Record of a School (1835; N.Y.: Arno Press 1969) presented a transcendentalist view of moral education and established Bronson Alcott (the focus of her report) as an important figure in intellectual circles. In May 1849, the single issue of her own Transcendentalist periodical Aesthetic Papers introduced Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience. Last Evening with Allston and Other Papers (1886; AMS Press, 1975) collects her essays from the Dial and Aesthetic Papers along with later pieces.

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