This person was an ancient Greek philosopher who the author claims had the greatest effect on Western thought.
Henry David Thoreau
This person was a friend and fellow traveler with the author.
This person was a passionate abolitionist preacher who organized and led a slave rebellion and raid on the federal arsenal in 1858.
The author celebrated this person as a true American who did more to advance the cause of humanity and equality than anyone who came before did.
This poet was the founder and leading exponent of the romantic school of poetry in England.
This person was a German philosopher who first coined the term transcendentalism.
Ezra Ripley, DD
This person was the author's step-grandfather.
The author's understanding was that this person was more of a rebel than is commonly known, and that this person challenged...
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