Tag Archives: Louisa May Alcott

Maine at War: April 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in April at his blog, Maine at War: April 1: Gettysburg scenes for locked-down Civil War fans With Civil War battlefields currently closed, a photographic stroll across Gettysburg reminds us that … Continue reading

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Maine at War: March 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in March at his blog, Maine at War: March 4, 2020: Seven days in May shatter the 7th Maine A week’s fighting in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Courthouse decimates the … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: I Will Always Love “Little Women”

My name is Meg, so that should be enough said, but I was not–alas!–named for author Louisa May Alcott’s oldest daughter in the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. I never miss an opportunity to see a movie based on this … Continue reading

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Angel or Elf: Bronson Alcott and the Secret Six Plot to Assist John Brown

“Surely dear father, some good angel or elf dropped a talisman in your cradle that gave you force to walk thro life in quaint sunshine while others groped in the dark… “ –Louisa May Alcott to her father November 28, … Continue reading

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Railroads – Her Journey: Ladies Traveling In Mid-19th Century America

The Civil War gave women reasons to travel like they had never had before. Some refugeed away from the armies. Others journeyed to be with loved ones in military camps or hospitals. Others packed their trunks, stretched society’s traditional feminine … Continue reading

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A Review of Masterpiece’s “Little Women”

Over Memorial Day weekend I binge-watched the new version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Though my review was delayed due to history conference coordinating, I’m delighted to share a few thoughts on the new show. I suppose I could … Continue reading

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Author & Nurse: The Woman Who Wrote “Hospital Sketches”

With the new PBS series Mercy Street starting last weekend, there is a new heightened interest in Civil War medicine and nurses. We hope you enjoy this blog about a real woman who travelled to Washington D.C. and volunteered as … Continue reading

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