Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

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In 1793 James F. Brown was born a slave and in 1868 he died a free man. At age 34 he ran away from his native Maryland to spend the remainder of his life in upstate New York's Hudson Valley, where he was employed as a gardener by the wealthy, Dutch-descended Verplanck family on their estate in Fishkill Landing. Two years after his escape, he began a diary that he kept until two years before his death. In Freedom's Gardener, Myra B. Young Armstead uses seemingly small details from Brown's diariesoentries about weather, ...

Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America 2013, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781479825233

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Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America 2012, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814705100

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