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.Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard

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

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  • Unknown Binding
  • 246 pages
  • Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard
  • William Kerrigan
  • 24 August 2018
  • 9781421407968

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 a popular style However, Kerrigan does a much better job putting John Chapman Johnny Appleseed in to geographic, social, and political context Many assumptions h...

  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 Some recent work on indigenous horticultural practices challenges his chara...

  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 say about 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, altruistic Jesus freak who opened up a vast frontier by promoting peace through fruit stands dramatically apart from the crude, violent, hell raising folk heroes like Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan, or Mike Fink Appleseed was a lover, not a fighter He may be the original counter cultural hero Of course, as Kerrigan s history on the life and times of Johnny Appleseed demonstrates, the real man was not as pristine and benevolent as he was made out to be Mostly, he was motivated by the desire to improve his own material condition, same as anybody else Nor was he even necessarily all that eccentric, compared to the common rabble that one would find on the Ohio frontier in the early 1800s What Kerrigan suggests, instead, is that the appeal of the Appleseed brand comes from how well he represented a traditional work ethic and a naturalistic form of American enterprise at a time when the frontiers were rapidly shrinking and technology was...

  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...

  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 ad...

  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 readable...

  8. says:

    I m not much of a history buff, but this was a decent read It s an 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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