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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 : New York University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : 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: Biography
History
Named Person: James Francis Brown; James Francis Brown
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myra Beth Young Armstead
ISBN: 9780814705100 0814705103 9780814707913 0814707912 9780814707920 0814707920 9781479825233 1479825239
OCLC Number: 724667171
Description: x, 209 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Life as a slave. What can a man do? ; Into the promised land --
Free man and free laborer. A horticultural community ; A gardening career ; Cultural meanings of gardening ; Escaping wage slavery --
Free man and citizen. A Whiggish sensibility ; James F. Brown, voting rights politics, and antislavery activism ; The informal politics of association.
Responsibility: Myra B. Young Armstead.

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