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教育家爱默斯布朗森爱尔考特 (Amos Bronson Alcott) ,也是路易莎爱尔考特 (Louisa May Alcott) 之父出生于17991129

作家常常会以他们熟悉的人为范本,做为小说中主角的特质。在路易莎爱尔考特的「小妇人」 (Little Women) 一书中的父亲角色,就是以她自己的父亲爱默斯布朗森爱尔考特为参考范本。

布朗森爱尔考特于17991129日出生在康涅狄格州的沃考特 (Wolcott) 。他是一个教育家,也是一个哲学家。因为他是一个贫穷的亚麻农之子,爱尔考特几乎是自学长大的。在他年轻的时候,他当过小贩、杂工,与园丁,但是他同时也阅读自己喜欢的英语、德语书籍与哲学。

爱尔考特有前卫的想法,他强烈支持女性应该拥有投票权。在他写给投票权运动领袖伊利莎白凯蒂史单顿 (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) 的信里,爱尔考特认为「女性以更好的经历与方式来保卫自己家园的决心,是我们任何一个 (男性) 可以想像或做到的。」

Often authors base characters in their stories on people they know. The father in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was based on her real-life father, Amos Bronson Alcott.

An educator and philosopher, Amos Bronson Alcott was born on November 29, 1799, in Wolcott, Connecticut. The son of a poor farmer of flax (a plant that is used in making linen), Alcott was almost completely self-educated. As a young man, he worked as a peddler, handyman, and gardener and read his own selection of English and German literature and philosophy.

A modern man for his time, Alcott strongly believed in a woman's right to vote. In a letter to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leader in the suffrage movement, he wrote "Woman . . . is helping herself to secure her place in a better spirit and manner than any we [men] can suggest or devise. . . ."

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