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A biography about American Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of many published works by A. Bronson Alcott. He published everything from letters and journals to philosophies on education reform, but the publishing of this praise of Emerson,…

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In 1841, students at the experimental school Alcott House (later renamed Concordia, though the building would retain Alcott’s namesake) began to print pamphlets called The Healthian, which would eventually be consolidated into an annual volume. The…

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In addition to abstaining from animal products, Alcott was also eco-friendly. He advocated for an Earth-loving lifestyle which was against using manure to enhance soil. Alcott sought to take the pressure off of animals who were forced to perform…

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Bronson Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson were not just two of the leading thinkers of the American Transcendentalist movement, but they were also close friends. It was the genius of Emerson that attracted Alcott to Concord, Massachusetts.

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Tremont Temple, Boston. This is where Alcott's Temple School opened September 22, 1834. Regarded as the most famous of his educational experiments, Temple School allowed Alcott to put his progressive theories and teaching principles into…

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Observations on the Principles and Methods of Infant Instruction was the first standalone work published by A.B. Alcott.

The essay was issued in the form of a pamphlet in 1830 when Alcott was teaching in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Little Women is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This American classic is loosely based on Louisa May's early years of "growing up Alcott." Her family, short-lived experience of life on the Utopian commune Fruitlands, and…

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Bronson Alcott's compassionate emphasis on plant-based diets and his progressive teaching philosophies inspired students across the pond to open Alcott House, an experimental school in London constructed on theories and philosophies that Alcott…

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Here is a look inside one of the rooms at Fruitlands. The goal of the agrarian commune Fruitlands was to create a pacifistic utopia wherein residents could live, work, think, and exist with nature. Members of Fruitlands were strict vegans who wore…

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Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American writer best known for her novel Little Women.

Born in New England, she is the second daughter of Transcendentalist parents Amos Bronson and Abigail Alcott.

Louisa May's…
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