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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Portrait by George Healy

Louisa May Alcott portrait by George Healy, realistic painter of presidents and the elite

Photo courtesy of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House/L. M. A. Memorial Association

Hospital Sketches

Louisa May Alcott’s letters home during her Civil War nursing experience became Hospital Sketches, her first modest success.

Photo courtesy of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House/L. M. A. Memorial Association

Louisa May Alcott

19th-Century Resources

Transcendentalism

Civil War

Slavery and Abolition

Education Reform and Women's Rights