This is the cover of the new collection from Facing History and Ourselves, Washington's Rebuke to Bigotry: Reflections on our First President's Famous 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, available for sale in July 2015. Contributors include Gordon Wood, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Martha Minow. The title of my essay, "America's White Slaves," is a quote from Louisa May Alcott.
Here's the link to another story from our recent family trip to Italy, in The Jewish Daily Forward:
The Boston Globe published our collaborative story about our Italy trip on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Text by Clara and me, and photography by Philip!
Thanks to the women of the Georgetown book club for having me at their summer meeting to discuss Marmee & Louisa and My Heart Is Boundless. It was a great crowd, very knowledgeable about the Alcotts and Mays.
Here's the link to an interview I did in Dallas last winter about Marmee & Louisa --
For Women’s History Month, the Providence Journal explored the relevance today of Anne Hutchinson, “founding mother, feminist, religious zealot, she-devil.”
To read the story, by Bill Van Siclen, click on the link:
The Pequot Library of Southport CT hosted a Marmee & Louisa talk as the book came out in paperback, joining its companion, My Heart Is Boundless, a paperback original.
Other bloggers have been doing interviews on the two Alcott books. View Q&As at:
In Portsmouth, RI, which celebrates the 375th anniversary of its founding by Anne Hutchinson this year, I was honored to give the Kearney Lecture — “Anne Hutchinson: Founding Mother or American Jezebel?” — at the Portsmouth Abbey School on October 25. To my left in the photo is Father Damian Kearney, who created the Kearney Lecture series in honor of his late brother, Gerald Kearney.
To learn about about the “women in history” panel at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday, Oct. 19, with Megan Marshall and Carla Kaplan, click on the link:
Stella Gould’s interview about Marmee & Louisa, filmed at Orchard House in Concord, can be viewed at:
Eve LaPlante is the author, most recently, of the biography Marmee & Louisa and the editor of My Heart Is Boundless.