Jewish History of the Alcotts
The wonderful Jewish Daily Forward has just published my travel story, “Discovering Louisa May Alcott’s Jewish History on Portuguese Tour,” based on our trip to Lisbon and Coimbra last fall. Click to read:
Here's the link to the Mother’s Day story on the Alcott women in the Christian Science Monitor:
America’s White Slaves
The Christian Science Monitor will publish an essay I wrote about the Alcotts for Mother’s Day, in its Books section.
“America’s White Slaves” is an essay I contributed to a book on tolerance that will soon be published by Facing History & Ourselves. The title comes from a quote by Louisa. In 1885, when she was in her early fifties and in poor health, she learned that people were saying she had abandoned the cause of female suffrage. She wrote to Woman’s Journal, “It is impossible for me ever to ‘go back’ on woman suffrage…this most vital question of the age ... I should be a traitor to all I most love, honor, and desire to imitate if I did not covet a place among those who are giving their lives to the emancipation of the white slaves of America.”
Eve LaPlante is the author, most recently, of the biography Marmee & Louisa and the editor of My Heart Is Boundless.