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Author Seiple, Samantha, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Seal Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  813 Alcott,L SEI    DUE 09-30-20
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 ALCOTT,L SEI    DUE 09-28-20
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    92 ALCOTT,L SEI    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description v, 243 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) 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.
Subject Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 -- Career in nursing.
Women authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Military nursing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
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