Huntington U: The Creative Life in 19th-Century America

Huntington U: The Creative Life in 19th-Century America
Mar 15 - Apr 19, 2017

Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.

In the decades before the Civil War, the village of Concord, Massachusetts was home to a remarkable group of American writers: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Bronson Alcott. In this course we examine the creative lives these brilliant men and women led from their daily creative practices and routines; to their struggles as writers; to their ongoing efforts to balance solitude and society; to their successful creation of artistic communities. Register online


Alice Fahs is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine.

About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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