`` Fate `` By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In 1806 Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his book titled Nature a series of ideas that reflected the unconventional theories of a Transcendentalist. American Transcendentalism Web, "Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882," Virginia Commonwealth University, accessed June 9, 2017, http://archive.vcu.edu/english/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/emerson/. Transcendentalists connected philosophy, literacy, and nature to promote a "conscience or intuition that made it possible for each person to connect to the spiritual world." Philip F. Gura, "Transcendentalism and Social Reform," History Now, accessed June 9, 2017, https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/first-age-reform/essays/transcendentalism-and-social-reform. In this way, there was no mention…show more content…
For instance, during one speaking engagement at the Harvard Divinity College address July 15, 1838, Emerson spoke to the faculty and students about the importance of bringing classes, races and gender together instead of admonishing diversity like in the typical Christian church. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Divinity School Address" (speech, Cambridge, July 15, 1838), Ralph Waldo Emerson Texts, http://www.emersoncentral.com/divaddr.htm. Though problematic that people of the nineteenth century include gender as a basis for legitimacy people were still becoming accustomed to the women 's performance in a male dominated society were men comprised of eighty percent of the workforce while women only fifteen. Shannon Banaszak, "Women in the Workforce Before 1900," State University of New York-Oswego, accessed June 16, 2017, http://www.oswego.edu/Documents/wac/Dens%27%20Awards,%202013/Banaszak%2C%20Shannon.pdf; Mary E. Guy, "Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward: The Status of Women 's Integration into Public Management," Public Administration Review 53, no. 4 (July 1993): 286, http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=98febc8d-d241-434c-aa5c-73cf3b4e6e95%40sessionmgr4010&vid=12&hid=4113. Professor of Sociology Marie Augusta Neal explains that the unbalanced makeup of women and men in the workplace are reactions of society as a religious ploy that entails the 'man ' as a higher
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