The sections in "Context" provide users with background—historical, biographical, cultural, and literary—all of which are very much rooted in key texts by Emerson and his contemporaries.
When I go into a good garden, I think, if it were mine, I should never go out of it.
-Emerson, "Concord Walks"
This section explores the natural world that inspired Emerson.
Emerson's Library organizes the collection of the books owned by the author during his lifetime. This section provides a searchable database as well as information and examples outlining ways in which the database may be used to better understand Emerson's writing.
Emerson's Parlor discusses persons and works influenced by Emerson in the early American period and beyond. While his effects on his contemporaries are unquestionable, Emerson continues to inspire thinkers with his ideas on the self, American identity, and nature.
A look at the works of visual artists working concurrently with Emerson within the Transcendentalist movement.
This section gives an overview of the connections and reception Emerson had in Latin America. It offers a chronology and a mapping of the circulation of Emerson´s texts in the region.