Emerson's neglected engagement with education, in particular in evidence in an address he gave at a secondary school in June 1837 amidst an economic panic and two months before his more famous “American Scholar” address. His analysis offers insight into our current educational crisis and the foundational cracks that run deeper than economic recession.
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Sean Ross Meehan; Education After an Earthquake: Emerson's Lessons in Panic and Pedagogy. Pedagogy 1 April 2011; 11 (2): 247–255. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-1218049
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