English 321 – Masterpieces in Young Adult Literature

Grant T. Smith, Ph. D.

Invincible Louisa – Internet Exercise


Directions:  Before or while reading Invincible Louisa, use the internet to become familiar with the following:


·        Bronson Alcott

·        Temple School

·        Abolition

·        Transcendentalism

·        Brook Farm Experiment

·        Pilgrim’s Progress

·        Medical practices in the mid-19th century

·        Fruitlands

·        Henry David Thoreau

·        Ralph Waldo Emerson


Your responses need not be lengthy—just enough to demonstrate that you understand the event, person, movement, etc.