American Masters

Outtakes, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women'

Clip: Season 22 Episode 7 | 13m 58s

Louisa May Alcott's reputation as a morally upstanding spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of late 19th Century Concord, is firmly established. However, raised among reformers, the intellectual protege of Emerson and Hawthorne and Thoreau, Alcott was actually a free thinker, with democratic ideals and progressive values about women.

Aired: 11/03/09

Rating: NR

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