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“Let the World Know You Are Alive”: May Alcott Nieriker and Louisa May Alcott Confront Nineteenth-Century Ideas about Women’s Genius

I am pleased to share with you a wonderful essay about the professional lives of Louisa  May Alcott and May Alcott Nieriker written by Lauren Hehmeyer, a professor of History and English at Texarkana College. 222 more words

Louisa May Alcott

Short Poems Anyone Can Enjoy

Although I grew up copying out Emily Dickinson poems for penmanship practice and giggling over Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends, I’ve always been intimidated by this particular form of literature.   784 more words

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on November 29, 1832. She was one of four daughters of Bronson Alcott, an educator and philosopher (one who seeks an understanding of the world and man’s place in it), and Abigail May Alcott. 527 more words

We wanted our last full day in New England to be memorable, so we made sure we had a memorable day!

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Sophia's Family

When I began my research on Sophia Foord, I first looked to Thoreau biographer, Walter Harding. He was a prominent Thoreau scholar in the 1950’s and 1960’s and had done the most research on Sophia Foord. 886 more words

Sophia Foord

Civil War Women: Dorothea Dix, Superintendent of Female Nurses

Dorothea Dix traveled to Washington shortly after the Civil War began. Her federal appointment as Superintendent of Female Nurses bestowed on her the honor of being the first female in this high position. 233 more words

From Our Past

Goodbye March, Hello April 2019

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? March has been a super busy month for me with Shrove Tuesday, my dad’s birthday and Mothering Sunday to celebrate; a school trip to Water World; and a special evening of music and talks about dealing with anxiety and depression at my church. 390 more words