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Johnny Appleseed and the American orchard : a cultural history

Author: William Kerrigan
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work illuminates the meaning of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman's life and the environmental and cultural significance of the plant he propagated. Creating a startling new portrait of the eccentric apple tree planter, the author carefully dissects the oral tradition of the Appleseed myth and draws upon material from archives and local historical societies across New England and the Midwest. The character of Johnny  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Johnny Appleseed; Johnny Appleseed
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Kerrigan
ISBN: 9781421407289 9781421407296 9781421407968 1421407280 1421407299 1421407965
OCLC Number: 793973547
Description: xiii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Seeds --
Becoming Johnny Appleseed --
Suckers --
Walking barefoot to Jerusalem --
To serve God or Mammon? --
Yankee Saint and the Red Delicious.
Responsibility: William Kerrigan.

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Weaving together the stories of the Old World apple in America and the life and myth of John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard casts new light on both.  Read more...

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