Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvannia.
Louisa May Alcott
11/29/1832 - 03/06/1888
Lousia May Alcott was born on Noverember 29th 1832 and Died on March 6th 1888
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.
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.