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Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shapling of the American Nation
 
 
Author
Andrea Wulf.
Publisher Vintage  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780307390684
Pages/Publication Date 349/2012
Daedalus Item Code 38770
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For many of our country's founders, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained as their desire for liberty in a new nation. Here the author of The Brother Gardeners and Chasing Venus explores the revolutionary generation from the perspective of their gardens and farms, revealing that George Washington wrote letters to his estate manager as British warships gathered off Staten Island; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's faith in their fledgling nation; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of environmentalism.

"The founding fathers really do come alive.... They express their deep belief in freedom through the way they garden much the same way they do in their writings."NYJournal of Books

"Not only did Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison operate farms, all believed agriculture was the noblest occupation and the foundation of democracy. All loved to talk about it, write about it, and spend leisure time (between building a nation) inspecting local farms. Scholars have not ignored this, but British design historian [Andrea] Wulf focuses on the agricultural passion that also reflected the political convictions of America's founders. Even while fighting the Revolution and governing the nation, Washington bombarded the manager of his beloved Mount Vernon with detailed instructions and insisted on prompt replies. During years of diplomatic service overseas, Adams and Jefferson toured private gardens and studied the latest agricultural techniques. This obsession went beyond the personal, influencing the design of Washington, D.C., and the White House, where Jefferson wanted only native shrubs and trees.... Wulf offers a delightful new perspective on the men we usually associate more with politics than with plants."Publishers Weekly

 
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