Scholar Interviews

Interviews with leading Louisa May Alcott scholars

Geraldine Brooks on Bronson Alcott’s life and legacy; Joel Myerson on marriage in Louisa’s day; Sarah Elbert on Pilgrim’s Progress and Abigail Alcott ‘s maternal guidance; Daniel Shealy on Alcott’s first book, Flower Fables, and its personal and literary significance;  Madeleine B. Stern on Louisa’s experience as a domestic servant; Jan Turnquist on the Alcotts’ poverty and  Emerson’s discreet help;  John Matteson on how Bronson Alcott’s home-schooling influenced Louisa and her works. (14 minutes.)