Sandra Harbert Petrulionis is the author of To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord, the editor of Thoreau In His Own Time, and Thoreau's Journal 8: 1854, and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism and More Day to Dawn: Thoreau’s Walden for the 21st Century. She has also published on Herman Melville, Louisa May Alcott, and other American writers and reformers. Her current research includes a cultural biography of 19th-century activist and author Thomas Wentworth Higginson; and, with Noelle A. Baker, The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition, an NEH supported project. Sandy is also the Director of the NEH Summer Institute on "Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller."
19th-century American literary studies
Henry David Thoreau
Louisa May Alcott
Mary Moody Emerson
T. W. Higginson