Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard



Most people forget about the legend of Johnny Appleseed after childhood but the man behind the myth was a significant figure in the agricultural development of early America In Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard, William Kerrigan illuminates John Chapman s life and reveals the environmental and cultural significance of the plant he propagated Drawing on oral histories and material from archives and historical societies, he dissects the Appleseed myth, creating an eye opening new portrait of the eccentric apple tree planter Known for his gentleness and self sacrifice, Johnny Appleseed stands apart from quintessentially masculine frontier heroes like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone His apple trees, nonetheless, were a central part of the transformation of the West Chapman, who planted trees from seed rather than grafting, came under assault from those who promoted commercial fruit stock and were determined to extend national markets into the West He had taken a side in a culture war that ultimately transformed him into a curious relic of a pre market era Tracing Chapman s life from seedling planter to national legend, Kerrigan casts new light on the landscape of early America. Free Download Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard by William Kerrigan For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukJohnny Appleseed and the American Orchard

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  • Unknown Binding
  • 246 pages
  • Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard
  • William Kerrigan
  • 19 November 2018
  • 1421407965

10 thoughts on “Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard

  1. says:

    One reviewer has criticized the academic flavor of this book and dismissed it as a giant term paper I recently read Howard Means _Johnny Appleseed The Man, the Myth, the American Story_ Means is certainly an enjoyable and easier read, written in apopular style However, Kerrigan does a much better job putting John Chapman Johnny Appleseed in to geographic, social, and political context Many assumptions have to be made about Chapman Appleseed given the few first or second hand s One reviewer has criticized the academic flavor of this book and dismissed it as a giant term paper I recently read Howard Means _Johnny Appleseed The Man, the Myth, the American Story_ Means is certainly an enjoyable and easier read, written in apopular style However, Kerrigan does a much bet...

  2. says:

    Kerrigan s exploration of John Chapman s life and the mythology surrounding him is insightful His defense of Chapman s choice for seeds over grafted trees makes good sense Somerecent work on indigenous horticultural practices challenges his characterization, but Kerrigan also shares information on ...

  3. says:

    A highly readable account of the life Johnny Appleseed William Kerrigan explores the legand and the man as a nurseryman, pacifist, missionary, businessman, conservationalist, and minimalist I recommend it with five stars

  4. says:

    Before mass media and the Internet, there was folklore Whether folklore, in the sense of conveying a traditional cultural narrative, is facilitated, transformed, superseded or destroyed by the Internet is an argument for another day Stories about folkloric characters usually sayabout the cultures that produce them than they do about the individuals themselves That s why the standard mythology about Johnny Appleseed is so unique A pacifist, vegetarian, uneducated, impoverished, altrui Before mass media and the Internet, there was folklore Whether folklore, in the sense of conveying a traditional cultural narrative, is facilitated, transformed, superseded or destroyed by the Internet is an argument for another day Stories about folkloric characters usually sayabout the cultures that produce them than they do about the individ...

  5. says:

    I was turned off, immediately, but the statement in the Preface that highlighted domestication of a continent and North America I am one of those who disagree with the notion of Manifest Destiny You d think I d agree with the Johnny Appleseed notion on non violence I was raised in another country so Johnny Appleseed barely touched the map of my education If they re throwing it down the children s throats,well, I m taking it at face value.I was disgusted with the academic flavor of t I was turned off, immediately, but the statement in the Preface that highlighted domestication of a continent and North Am...

  6. says:

    I thought this book was a great book for people who don t have parents This book can almost teach you how to survive if you don t have loving to help you get through life parents Something I wish was different about the book is that I wish that it had pictures about all of johnny s great achievments I would recommend this book to people like adventure This book has a lot of adventures stuff in it I am pretty sure a little kid would enjoy all the adventure This book may also change peoples I thought this book was a great book for people who don t h...

  7. says:

    A thoughtful and innovative reexamination of the life of John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed and the later creation of the Johnny Appleseed myth Kerrigan grounds his book in extensive and dogged research but also weaves a subtle and highly read...

  8. says:

    I m not much of a history buff, but this was a decent read It san early history of Ohio, combined with a biography of John Johnny Appleseed Chapman Extensively researched Very comprehensive.

  9. says:

    I will use this story in my classroom to teach sequencing of events, we will make a timeline of johnny Appleseed adventures throughout the story.

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