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Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few




Amos Bronson Alcott, 1799-1888, Educator and Reformer, Father of Louisa May Alcott, Table Talk, 1877

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Amos Bronson Alcott
Amos Bronson Alcott
  • Born: November 29, 1799
  • Died: March 4, 1888
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Educator, Writer

Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights.

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