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Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel (Episode #2503)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind. " No ordinary writer - or woman - Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (Episode #2207)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

The author of Little Women is an almost universally recognized name. Her reputation as a morally upstanding New England spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of late 19th-century Concord, is firmly established. However, raised among reformers and Transcendentalists and skeptics, the intellectual protege of Emerson and Hawthorne and Thoreau, Alcott was actually a free thinker with democratic ideals and progressive values about women -- a worldly careerist of sorts. Most surprising is that she led, under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard, a literary double life, undiscovered until the 1940s. As Barnard, Alcott penned scandalous, sensational works with characters running the gamut from murderers and revolutionaries to cross-dressers and opium addicts -- a far cry from her familiar fatherly mentors, courageous mothers and appropriately impish children.

Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel (Episode #2503)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind. " No ordinary writer - or woman - Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (Episode #2207)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

The author of Little Women is an almost universally recognized name. Her reputation as a morally upstanding New England spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of late 19th-century Concord, is firmly established. However, raised among reformers and Transcendentalists and skeptics, the intellectual protege of Emerson and Hawthorne and Thoreau, Alcott was actually a free thinker with democratic ideals and progressive values about women -- a worldly careerist of sorts. Most surprising is that she led, under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard, a literary double life, undiscovered until the 1940s. As Barnard, Alcott penned scandalous, sensational works with characters running the gamut from murderers and revolutionaries to cross-dressers and opium addicts -- a far cry from her familiar fatherly mentors, courageous mothers and appropriately impish children.

Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel (Episode #2503)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind. " No ordinary writer - or woman - Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
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