Buy New
& FREE Shipping. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Emerson: The Ideal in Ame... has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
Please enter a valid US zip code.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Emerson: The Ideal in America


4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Mar 23, 2007)
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$29.95 & FREE Shipping. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by

Frequently bought together

  • Emerson: The Ideal in America
  • +
  • American Experience: Walt Whitman
  • +
  • Thoreau's Walden: A Video Portrait
Total price: $67.87
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

The first video biography of "America's Founding Thinker," Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson's belief in "the infinitude of the private man" still resonates with spiritual seekers today. Most people know Emerson's essay, "Self-Reliance," but there is much more to the fascinating life of the man and his circle, which included Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Margaret Fuller. You will never look at Emerson--or yourself--quite the same way again.

Includes interviews with Robert D. Richardson Jr., author of "Emerson: The Mind on Fire;" Richard G. Geldard, author of "God in Concord;" Barbara Solowey, teacher and lecturer; Richard Grossman, author and psychotherapist; and Sarah Ann Wider, Professor of English, Colgate University.

"Why should we not also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should we not have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?" (Nature, 1836)

When sold by, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

Special features


Product details

  • Actors: Jim Manley, Stephen Newman, Robert D. Richardson Jr., Richard G. Geldard, Barbara Solowey
  • Directors: David A. Beardsley
  • Writers: David A. Beardsley
  • Producers: The Ralph Waldo Emerson Institute
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: CustomFlix
  • DVD Release Date: March 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 53 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000OPPBA0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,444 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 6 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on December 12, 2008
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
8 helpful votes
9 helpful votes
on December 27, 2013
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
4 helpful votes
5 helpful votes
on April 11, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
3 helpful votes
4 helpful votes
on October 7, 2015
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
1 helpful vote
on May 23, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
5 helpful votes
6 helpful votes
on August 19, 2007
Format: DVD
18 helpful votes
19 helpful votes

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?