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Title:Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Andrea Wulf
Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:0307269906
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Number of Pages:352
Category:History, Non fiction, Gardening, Nature, Biography, Science

Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation From the author of the acclaimed i The Brother Gardeners i 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 i Founding Gardeners i 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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