Take a closer look at Jo March of Little Women with Dr. Stacey Donohue. Many readers have fond memories of the independent Jo March, but author Louisa May Alcott famously dismissed her best-selling work as “moral pablum” for girls. In this brief talk, Donohue argues that the novel was actually quite subversive for its time, criticizing the model of domesticity that it superficially seemed to support. Alcott, like Jo, refused to be a “little” woman.
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