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10 thoughts on “Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard

  1. michaelben michaelben 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 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


  2. Naomi Naomi 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 characterization but Kerrigan also shares information on the obvious European model orchards adopted by some of the Irouois relatively early in colonial history Good conversations to be had from and around this book


  3. Emmett Emmett 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. Gregg Sapp Gregg Sapp 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was folklore Whether folklore in the sense of conveying a traditional cultural narrative is facilitated transformed superseded or destroyed by the Internet is an argument for another day Stories about folkloric characters usually say about the cultures that produce them than they do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 uniue 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 altering old world value systems For example as much as he railed against how it was unnatural to graft fruit trees his arguments were unpersuasive to a generation of well off orchardists who could see clearly that grafting improved the uality of the yield Johnny identified with older and he believed virtuous ways of doing things – doomed though they were Viewed that way his famous eccentricity might be nothing than righteous backwardness To this day there is plenty of popular sympathy for characters who refuse to change with the times Kerrigan sees Johnny as a bit daft but hardly insane and outside of the mainstream but not alone in his beliefs I wonder how the man John Chapman would have regarded the mythology that developed around him Personally I don’t think that he’d have liked all of the attention and the idea of a scholarly work based upon his life would probably make him deeply suspicious He might call it unnatural


  5. Sue Sue 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 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


  6. Mia Sheppard Mia Sheppard 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 adventures stuff in it I am pretty sure a little kid would enjoy all the adventure This book may also change peoples perspective of there life and show them that they can do any thing in life if they try


  7. Mhershoc Mhershoc 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 account of Chapman's story and the place of the American orchard and the Appleseed story in the saga of the taming and transformation of the American frontier


  8. John John 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. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    I will use this story in my classroom to teach seuencing of events we will make a timeline of johnny Appleseed adventures throughout the story


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Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard By William Kerrigan ✩ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 Most people forget about the and the Epub â 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 Johnny Appleseed Epub / 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 trees from seed rather than grafting came under assault Appleseed and the Epub á 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.

  • Unknown Binding
  • 246 pages
  • Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard
  • William Kerrigan
  • 16 January 2015
  • 9781421407968

About the Author: William Kerrigan

William Kerrigan spent his earliest and the Epub â 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 Johnny Appleseed Epub / That relocation renewed his interest in th.


10 thoughts on “Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard

  1. michaelben michaelben 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 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

  2. Naomi Naomi 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 characterization but Kerrigan also shares information on the obvious European model orchards adopted by some of the Irouois relatively early in colonial history Good conversations to be had from and around this book

  3. Emmett Emmett 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. Gregg Sapp Gregg Sapp 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 uniue 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 altering old world value systems For example as much as he railed against how it was unnatural to graft fruit trees his arguments were unpersuasive to a generation of well off orchardists who could see clearly that grafting improved the uality of the yield Johnny identified with older and he believed virtuous ways of doing things – doomed though they were Viewed that way his famous eccentricity might be nothing than righteous backwardness To this day there is plenty of popular sympathy for characters who refuse to change with the times Kerrigan sees Johnny as a bit daft but hardly insane and outside of the mainstream but not alone in his beliefs I wonder how the man John Chapman would have regarded the mythology that developed around him Personally I don’t think that he’d have liked all of the attention and the idea of a scholarly work based upon his life would probably make him deeply suspicious He might call it unnatural

  5. Sue Sue 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 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

  6. Mia Sheppard Mia Sheppard 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 adventures stuff in it I am pretty sure a little kid would enjoy all the adventure This book may also change peoples perspective of there life and show them that they can do any thing in life if they try

  7. Mhershoc Mhershoc 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 account of Chapman's story and the place of the American orchard and the Appleseed story in the saga of the taming and transformation of the American frontier

  8. John John 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. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    I will use this story in my classroom to teach seuencing of events we will make a timeline of johnny Appleseed adventures throughout the story

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