Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 21, 2017

Knowing your American Heroes ~ Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)~by rldubour

Friday!! Time for an American Hero! Today is:


Knowing your American Heroes

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

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Daughter of Amos Bronson

And Abigail May Alcott.

Transcendentalist ideals

To her family all were taught.

Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania

A sibling of three sisters.

Two younger Elizabeth and May

And Anna would be the elder.

Family moved to Boston, Mass

In thirty-four or thirty-five.

She shared her family’s poverty

With love and faith she did survive.

As she grew older became known

As an abolitionist.

Along with her thoughts against slavery

People saw her as a feminist.

In eighteen hundred and sixty

Began writing for the Atlantic Monthly.

While a nurse in the Union Hospital

At Georgetown D.C.

Most famous for her children books

She did compose “pot boilers.”

An advocate of women’s suffrage

Known as the “Victorian Age” for composers.

In eighteen-seventy-nine

Her sister May passed away.

Took her daughter Louisa-May

Home with her to stay.

During the American Civil War

She contracted mercury poisoning.

Saw her father on his death bed

She died two days after visiting.

Was an American novelist

Best known for the novel “Little Women.”

A heroin in literature

Not just adults but also children.

She published thirty books

And collections of short stories

Leaving a wonderful legacy

Her name shall live in history.


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