Today in History: The Alcotts

Today in History–November 29–the Library of Congress features the Alcott family. The family patriarch, educator Amos Bronson Alcott was born on this date in 1799. His second of four daughters, author Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832, also on November 29. Learn more about both father and daughter as well as other Alcott family members by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more Alcott sources.

Educator Amos Bronson Alcott, Father of Louisa May Alcott, Was Born from America’s Library

Books & articles about the Alcotts

Amos Bronson Alcott historical newspaper coverage

Louisa May Alcott historical newspaper coverage

Alcott images

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Little women Play

Little Men : Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott

The Louisa Alcott reader : a supplementary reader for the fourth year of school by Louisa May Alcott