Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History


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“Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard illuminates the meaning of Johnny ‘Appleseed’ Chapman’s life and the environmental and cultural significance of the plant he propagated. Creating a startling new portrait of the eccentric apple tree planter, William Kerrigan carefully dissects the oral tradition of the Appleseed myth and draws upon material from archives and local historical societies across New England and the Midwest.”