Louisa May Alcott


Louisa May Alcott

11/29/1832 - 03/06/1888

Lousia May Alcott was born on Noverember 29th 1832 and Died on March 6th 1888



Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvannia.

Moved to Boston


The family moved to Boston in 1838, where Alcott's father established an experimental school and joined the Transcendental Club with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.



Alcott family moved again to Concord.



Family moves yet again to an experimental commune, known as the Fruitlands. The project failed and the family returns to Concord, two years later.

The Orchard House


By 1858 the Alcotts were living at The Orchard House on Lexington Road in Concord, which is now a National Historic Landmark. Surrounded by acres of apple trees, the rambling and dignified home would be the setting for her future novel Little Women.

President Lincoln

03/04/1861 - 04/15/1865

Abraham Lincoln severed in office from 1861 to his assasnation in 1865. Lincoln is best known for his involvement in the Civil War and the Great Emancipation Proclamation. Issues of equality would have been present in Alcott's mind throughout her lifetime.

Published Book


Louisa published her book Little Women in 1868