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.
William Kerrigan spent his earliest years in the midwest, where he tasted bitter disappointment when he lost the role of Johnny Appleseed in the first grade pageant to a boy named Hal After spending decades in the wilderness of the American West and South, he returned to Ohio to take a position as a professor of History at a small liberal arts college That relocation renewed his interest in th
- Unknown Binding
- 246 pages
- Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard
- William Kerrigan
- 24 August 2018 William Kerrigan