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Outstanding portrait & window into life in the 1800s
It doesn't matter if you are a fan of "Little Woman" or not - this portrait of Louisa May Alcott is a detailed, unromantic, fascinating account of life in the USA in the 1880s, and shatters a lot of myths about life and wealth for American women in that time - even as it confirms others. Finding out that Louisa May Alcott was such a prolific writer, that she wrote fiery, even sensational novels stories under the nom de plume A. M. Barnard, was mind-blowing, as was her experience the first time she went to Europe and her time in the Civil War. She was a feminist and an abolitionist at a time when neither were popular things to be. So much of this story is in her own words, or in the words of her family and friends all around her, done in re-enactments, woven among commentary by historians and researchers. Yet, by the time it's over, you feel like you have watched a movie, not a documentary. I recorded this show on a whim, and it took weeks before I turned it on to half watch it while working - and I ended up getting no work done.
- Oct 31, 2011
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