Johnny Appleseed and the American orchard
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Johnny Appleseed and the American orchard a cultural history by William Kerrigan

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Frontier and pioneer life,
  • Apple growers,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementWilliam Kerrigan
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSB63.C46 K47 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25323369M
ISBN 101421407280, 1421407299, 1421407965
ISBN 109781421407289, 9781421407296, 9781421407968
LC Control Number2012012916

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  The book is really a story about the story of Johnny Appleseed, within the broader story of the American orchard. It's not always easy reading; one chapter looks at Chapman's enthusiasm for Swedenborgianism, an obscure and complex theology, in the fascinating context of the frontier in the early s (through the s or so)/5(9). A fresh look at American icon Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman and the story of the apple. Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard 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, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of. Buy This Book in Print. summary. Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard 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, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of the. Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard 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, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of the Appleseed myth and draws upon.

  In , W.D. Haley wrote a colorful chronicle of Chapman’s life for “Harper’s Weekly,” propelling the legend of Johnny Appleseed into American popular culture. The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts. MIT Press books and journals are known for their intellectual daring, scholarly standards, and distinctive design. Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History. By William Kerrigan. (Baltimore: The Johns.   Johnny Appleseed is a folk hero based on frontier nurseryman John Chapman, who established orchards throughout the American Midwest. John Chapman (Septem – Ma ), better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation.

  Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard 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, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of the Appleseed myth and draws upon material from archives and local historical Author: William Kerrigan. Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard 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, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of the Appleseed myth and draws upon material from archives and local historical societies.   Readers who are seeking new insights into America's cultural history through the lens of the American orchard, or just hoping for a refreshing look at Johnny Appleseed, will find that this book is replete with new information culled from over fifteen years of meticulous research in county courthouses, historical societies, and Swedenborgian. "Readers who are seeking new insights into America's cultural history through the lens of the American orchard, or just hoping for a refreshing look at Johnny Appleseed, will find that this book is replete with new information culled from over fifteen years of meticulous research in country courthouses, historical societies, and Swedenborgian.