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Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Author: Myra Beth Young Armstead
Publisher: New York University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unearths an unexpected bloom of liberty in an ex-slave's journal

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Myra Beth Young Armstead
OCLC Number: 939747766
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. LIFE AS A SLAVE 1.What Can a Man Do? 2.Into the Promised Land Part II. FREE MAN AND FREE LABORER 3.A Horticultural Community 4. A Gardening Career 5. Cultural Meanings of Gardening 6. Escaping Wage Slavery Part III. FREE MAN AND CITIZEN 7. A Whiggish Sensibility 8. James F. Brown, Voting Rights Politics, and Antislavery Activism 9. The Informal Politics of Association Conclusion Notes About the Author

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"This is far more than a book about a gardener-though it is a fascinating story about nineteenth-century American horticulture. Freedom's Gardener tells us about the opportunities and limits that Read more...

 
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