Following Monday's episode on Louisa May Alcott, today we're talking about her father, Bronson, and her youngest sister, May, who each had notable creative and intellectual lives on their own. Bronson was a teacher, a philosopher and an educational reformer who tried to start a Brook Farm-esque commune called Fruitlands. May was an artist who also wrote a book called "Studying Art Abroad, and How to Do It Cheaply." Her work as a painter was just beginning to gain in prominence when she died at the age of 39.
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Episode link: Two Other Alcotts: Bronson and May
- Brown, Amy Belding. "Amos Bronson Alcott." American Transcendentalism Web at Texas A&M University. http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu.edu/authors/alcott/ Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association. "Bronson Alcott." http://www.louisamayalcott.org/bronsontext.html
- Dahlstrand, Frederick C. "Amos Bronson Alcott: An Intellectual Biography." Associated University Press. 1982.
- Nieriker, Abigail May Alcott. "Studying Art Abroad, and How to Do It Cheaply." Roberts Brothers. 1879. https://archive.org/details/studyingartabroa00nier
- Shaw, Cynthia L. "Bronson Alcott's other daughter. Overshadowed by her famous sister, Abigail May was talented, too." Christian Science Monitor. 10/22/1987. http://www.csmonitor.com/1987/1022/hmay.html
- Tolles, Thayer. "Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)." Met Museum. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/fren/hd_fren.htm