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Bronson Alcott

Educator, Philosopher (29-Nov-1799 — 4-Mar-1888)


Madelon Bedell. The Alcotts: Biography of a Family. New York: Clarkson N. Potter. 1980.

Frederick Dahlstrand. Amos Bronson Alcott: An Intellectual Biograhy. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1982.

Richard L. Herrnstadt (editor). The Letters of A. Bronson Alcott. Iowa State University Press. 1969. 846pp.

Hubert H. Hoeltje. Sheltering Tree: A Story of the Friendship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Amos Bronson Alcott. Duke University Press. 1943.

F. B. Sanborn; William T. Harris. A. Bronson Alcott: His Life and Philosophy. Boston, MA: Roberts. 1893. (2 vols.) 354pp. + 679pp.

Odell Shepard (editor). The Journals of Bronson Alcott. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co.. 1938. 559pp.

Odell Shepard. Pedlar's Progress: Life of Bronson Alcott. Little, Brown. 1937. 546pp.

Taylor Stoehr. Nay-Saying in Concord: Emerson, Alcott, and Thoreau. Hamden, CT: Archon Books. 1979.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.10)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.25)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.18)

  9. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.16-18)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.16)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.21)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.9)

  13. Legends in Their Own Time (p.5)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.94)

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