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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
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Andrea Wulf
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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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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Wulf, Andrea
Dewey number
712.097309033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gardening
  • Gardens, American
  • Gardening
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • Political activists
  • Conduct of life
  • National characteristics, American
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Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation, Andrea Wulf
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn741540173
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xii, 349 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307390684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)741540173
Label
Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation, Andrea Wulf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn741540173
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xii, 349 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307390684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)741540173

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