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AMERICAN MASTERS

S22 Ep7: Outtakes, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Litt

  • Aired: 11/03/2009
  • 13:58
  • Rating: NR
Louisa May Alcott's reputation as a morally upstanding spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of late 19th Century Concord, is firmly established. However, raised among reformers, the intellectual protege of Emerson and Hawthorne and Thoreau, Alcott was actually a free thinker, with democratic ideals and progressive values about women.
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S22 Ep7: Outtakes, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Litt
S22 Ep7: Outtakes, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Litt
Louisa May Alcott's reputation as a spinster masked a literary double life.
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