Louis May Alcott Essay

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Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. Louisa was the one of the daughters of Bronson Alcott an educator and philosopher and Abigail May Alcott. Her father had a hard time adjusting to many jobs and due to his lack of taking this job he was unable to support his family. The Alcott’s were a very poor family and since the money was arriving. The family decided to move to Boston, Massachusetts in 1834 where he began his own school in which he would put his teaching methods in practice. Even though her father had a school she never attended school and was taught by his father. She was also taught by her father’s friends such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker. She lived both in Boston and Concord. During a short time she attended a small school in Still River Valley and a small school in her family’s barn. Unfortunately due to economic problems the school failed and the family moved to Concord, Massachusetts in 1840. As Alcott grows she realized that if she and her sister didn’t provide the house with money, the family would be doomed to permanent poverty. To provide and help her family money, she worked at variety of task such as teaching, sewing, and housework. As she grew older, she developed to become a abolitionist and a feminist. In 1847 the family housed a fugitive slave for a week. She wrote a book, Flower Fables and a number of plays that were never

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