Famous American Women

May 6, 2020

Louisa May Alcott


Louisa May Alcott, a servant , seamstress, teacher, Civil War Nurse and author. She was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She was one of four daughters. Her family moved to Boston when she was two years. As a young girl, they moved gain to Concord, Massachusetts. Growing up in a Transcendentalist home, the environment was intellectual and non-conventional. That fostered her love of writing. She received her education primarily from her father and his father’s friends - people such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller. 


She is widely known as the writer of Little Women, a self reflective book published in 1868. Louisa May Alcott was an American writer who authored over 30 books and short-story collections and wrote poetry as well...


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