Show Notes: Bronson Alcott and May Alcott Nieriker

Tracy Wilson

Bronson Alcott lecturing at Concord School of Philosophy. Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images

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

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