Founding Gardeners - The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation-logo

Founding Gardeners - The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation

Andrea Wulf

From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island, George Washington wrote his estate manager about the garden at Mount Vernon; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's faith in their fledgling nation; how a trip to the great botanist John Bartram's garden helped the delegates of the Constitutional Congress break their deadlock; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of American environmentalism. These and other stories reveal a guiding but previously overlooked ideology of the American Revolution. Founding Gardeners adds depth and nuance to our understanding of the American experiment and provides us with a portrait of the founding fathers as they've never before been seen. From the Hardcover edition.

From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island, George Washington wrote his estate manager about the garden at Mount Vernon; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's faith in their fledgling nation; how a trip to the great botanist John Bartram's garden helped the delegates of the Constitutional Congress break their deadlock; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of American environmentalism. These and other stories reveal a guiding but previously overlooked ideology of the American Revolution. Founding Gardeners adds depth and nuance to our understanding of the American experiment and provides us with a portrait of the founding fathers as they've never before been seen. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island, George Washington wrote his estate manager about the garden at Mount Vernon; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's faith in their fledgling nation; how a trip to the great botanist John Bartram's garden helped the delegates of the Constitutional Congress break their deadlock; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of American environmentalism. These and other stories reveal a guiding but previously overlooked ideology of the American Revolution. Founding Gardeners adds depth and nuance to our understanding of the American experiment and provides us with a portrait of the founding fathers as they've never before been seen. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Antonia Bath

Length:

9h 22m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:15


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:35


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:34