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What year did Little Women take place?Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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darian516 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 6, 2011 at 9:34 AM via web

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What year did Little Women take place?

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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vmoriarity | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 6, 2011 at 9:55 AM (Answer #1)

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott takes place during and after the Civil War.  I know this because, in the first chapter, Mr. March is a chaplain in the army.  Meg, awaiting the letter Mrs. March is about to read says she is proud of him for going as a chaplain as he was too old to be drafted.  I know this takes place during the Civil War because Joe states she will try to be a "little woman" for him after hearing the letter, and then the text says that Jo felt that would be a lot harder than facing a rebel or two down South.  This also clearly shows that Mr. March is in the Union army because of Jo's statement.

 

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