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The Resource Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation, Andrea Wulf

Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation, Andrea Wulf

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Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation
Title
Founding gardeners
Title remainder
the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Wulf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island, George Washington wrote his estate manager about the garden at Mount Vernon; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's faith in their fledgling nation; how a trip to the great botanist John Bartram's garden helped the delegates of the Constitutional Congress break their deadlock; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of American environmentalism. These and other stories reveal a guiding but previously overlooked ideology of the American Revolution. Founding Gardeners adds depth and nuance to our understanding of the American experiment, and provides us with a portrait of the founding fathers as they've never before been seen"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
712.0973/09033
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB451.3
LC item number
.W85 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation, Andrea Wulf
Link
978-0-307-26990-4.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1288394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 349 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307390684
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010052920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some col.), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1288394
  • (Sirsi) 1288394
  • (OCoLC)694616489
Label
Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation, Andrea Wulf
Link
978-0-307-26990-4.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1288394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 349 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307390684
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010052920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some col.), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1288394
  • (Sirsi) 1288394
  • (OCoLC)694616489

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