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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
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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"--
Summary
Reviews the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers, and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
395161
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
712.0973/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SB451.3
LC item number
.W85 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB451.3
NAL item number
.W85 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation
Label
Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation, Andrea Wulf
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978-0-307-26990-4.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-325) and index
Contents
"The Cincinnatus of the West" : George Washington's American garden at Mount Vernon -- "Gardens, peculiarly worth the attention of an American" : Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's English garden tour -- "A nursery of American statesmen" : the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and a garden visit -- "Parties and politicks : James Madison's and Thomas Jefferson's tour of New England -- "Political plants grow in the shade" : the summer of 1796 -- "City of magnificent intentions" : the creation of Washington, D.C., and the White House -- "Empire of liberty" : Jefferson's Western expansion -- "Tho' an old man, I am but a young gardener" : Thomas Jefferson at Monticello -- "Balance of nature" : James Madison at Montpelier -- Appendix. Maps of Mount Vernon, Peacefield, Monticello, and Montpelier
Control code
5494167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 349 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307269904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052920
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694616489
  • (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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-325) and index
Contents
"The Cincinnatus of the West" : George Washington's American garden at Mount Vernon -- "Gardens, peculiarly worth the attention of an American" : Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's English garden tour -- "A nursery of American statesmen" : the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and a garden visit -- "Parties and politicks : James Madison's and Thomas Jefferson's tour of New England -- "Political plants grow in the shade" : the summer of 1796 -- "City of magnificent intentions" : the creation of Washington, D.C., and the White House -- "Empire of liberty" : Jefferson's Western expansion -- "Tho' an old man, I am but a young gardener" : Thomas Jefferson at Monticello -- "Balance of nature" : James Madison at Montpelier -- Appendix. Maps of Mount Vernon, Peacefield, Monticello, and Montpelier
Control code
5494167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
x, 349 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307269904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052920
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694616489
  • (OCoLC)694616489

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