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Boston Brahaims

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lina navarrete

on 6 April 2015

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Transcript of Boston Brahaims

The Brahmin poets
...the most respected and genuinely cultivated literary arbiters of the United States.
Most important authors
Walt Whitman
The Brahmin Origins
Oliver Wendell Holmes
coined the term Brahmin
Boston is one America's most
prominent cities for over
two hundred and fifty years.
Economic power in
Boston during
the Industrial Revolution
...in the
they became
at Harvard

They were pillars of what
was called the "genteel tradition"
Emily Dickinson
...loved nature and found deep inspiration in the birds, animals, plants, and changing seasons
Letters of Emily Dickinson (1894)
Emily Dickinson Face to Face:
Unpublished Letters with Notes and Reminisces (1932)

Margaret Fuller
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
... was the best-known
American poet of his day
Evangeline (1847)
The Song of Hiawatha (1855)
The Courtship of Miles Standish(1858).
Oliver Wendell Holmes
... is the hardest of the three
well-known Brahmins to categorize
because his work is marked
by a refreshing versatility
humorous essays
The poet of the "open road."
He invented
a timeless
of the free
peopled with
of all nations
People & Events: Boston Brahmins
Saturday Club
Puritan Values
Socially Exclusive
In 1846 she had her most significant book
Fuller is finally not a feminist so much as an activist and reformer dedicated to the cause of creative human freedom and dignity for all:

...Let us be wise and not impede the soul....Let us have one creative energy....Let it take what form it will, and let us not bind it by the past to man or woman, black or white.

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