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Johnny Appleseed and the American OrchardHives 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 uintessentially 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 t 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 valueI was disgusted with the academic flavor of this tenured professor turned author who elevated Chapman to a deity status and almost compared him to Jesus puh leeseThe only reason I don't ualify this as a one star is because of the obvious research extensive Bibliography purportedly used to create this self published creation A giant term paper

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FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard ã 9781421407968 Ì 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 OrRees 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 Ameri 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

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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 arc 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 ChapmanJohnny Appleseed in to geographic social and political context Many assumptions have to be made about ChapmanAppleseed given the few first or second hand sources available never mind the task of untangling man from myth Kerrigan's what ifs could bes and other conjectures about ChapmanAppleseed carry weight given how he ties the manmyth into the larger story of what was going on in America at the time His style scholarly but it is not dry