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(Amos) Bronson Alcott

Alcott, (Amos) Bronson (1799–1888), U.S. educator, philosopher, and author, father of Louisa May Alcott. Founder of the progressive Temple School in Boston, his teaching methods were too advanced to be popular. A leading transcendentalist along with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, his writings include Concord Days (1872) and Table Talk (1877).

See also: Transcendentalism.

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