Review of “Louisa on the Front Lines” by Samantha Seiple

Many fans of Little Women are not aware of the fact that Louisa May Alcott, a bestselling children's author, also served her country during the Civil War as a nurse.  Because of her experience in taking care of her dying sister Lizzie, Alcott was accepted as a nurse, serving in Washington, DC in the Union …

Continuing in the same vein … where is Laddie?

Wow, what a great discussion on the last post! I am preparing one as we speak about female friendships in Louisa's time. There is a wonderful essay I've been studying in Women and Health in America and will get a post up later this week. In the meantime, one of our industrious readers thinks she …