This chapter discusses the abolitionist ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson he expressed during his emigration from New England to the Caribbean. Emerson was obliged to travel to the Caribbean during the winter months in New England because of his tuberculosis. During his stay in the Caribbean, he realized that there were several similarities between having an illness and being enslaved. His idea prompt him to write a broad frame of reform discourse describing West Indian Emancipation, and explaining the political context of local dwelling and transnational circulation.
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