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Louisa on the front lines : Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War / Samantha Seiple.

Seiple, Samantha, (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York, NY : Seal Press, 2019.
3 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 6 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Winthrop Adult Biographies 920 920 Alcott 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/26/2019
Beverly Main NEW PS 1018 .S45 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers New Biographies (1st Floor) Biography / PS 1018 S45 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/23/2019
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW PS 1018 .S45 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/06/2019
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 813.4/SEIPLE (Text to Phone) Available -
Swampscott Raymond Room Bio Alcott, L.M. (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781580058049 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1580058043 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:
"Louisa on the Frontlines is the first narrative nonfiction book focusing on the least-known aspect of Louisa May Alcott's career--her time spent as a nurse during the Civil War. Though her service was brief, the dramatic experience was one that she considered pivotal in helping her write the beloved classic Little Women. It also deeply affected her tenuous relationship with her father, and inspired her commitment to abolitionism. Through it all, she kept a journal and wrote letters to her family and friends. These letters were published in the newspaper, and her subsequent book, Hospital Sketches, spotlighted the dire conditions of the military hospitals and the suffering endured by the wounded soldiers she cared for. To this day, her work is considered a pioneering account of military nursing. Alcott's time as an Army nurse in the Civil War helped her find her authentic voice--and cemented her foundational belief system. Louisa on the Frontlines reveals the emergence of this prominent feminist and abolitionist--a woman whose life and work has inspired millions and continues to do so today"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Seiple, Samantha. "Louisa on the front lines : Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War." New York, NY : Seal Press, 2019.

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