Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

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Louisa May Alcott, engraving from Harper's Weekly.
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Louisa May Alcott, engraving fromĀ Harper's Weekly.

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Louisa May Alcott hobnobbed with Emerson and Thoreau, wrote pulp fiction, and persuaded Dorothea Dix to waive a ban on single women working as Civil War nurses before writing Little Women. Hear the story of the woman behind Little Women.

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