Ralph Waldo Emerson's Antebellum Reform

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Ralph Waldo Emerson’s childhood and early years in ministry led to his involvement in the Antebellum Reform. Born in May of 1803, he was the son of a well-known Boston minister, William Emerson, and his wife Ruth. However, when Emerson was almost nine, his father died. Emerson grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and received his education from the Boston Public Latin School. He was accepted into the Harvard Divinity School at the age of fourteen. (Pollock). At 26 years old, he was ordained to the Unitarian ministry. Like his predecessors, his role as the respected clergyman of the church played a large role in his life. As his professional life fell into place, his personal life seemed to as well. The same year he obtained the role as minister
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