Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind "Little Women"
Louisa May Alcott was an American author best known for her novel "Little Women" and its sequels "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys".
During her lifetime, she was a Transcendentalist, a Civil War nurse, a suffragette, a teacher and an abolitionist.
The Alcott family lived in Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts from 1858 to 1877. Nineteenth-century Concord was the home of prominent thinkers and writers, including the Alcotts, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The city was also the center of the Transcendentalist Movement, the Abolitionist Movement, and Women's Suffrage.