The Garden Politic: Global Plants and Botanical Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century America

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Price
$34.50
Publisher
New York University Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781479820153

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About the Author

Mary Kuhn is Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Virginia.

Reviews

"A superb contribution to American studies and more importantly, significantly advances and historicizes the material turn in the environmental humanities. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The Garden Politic offers and indispensable genealogy of race, settler colonialism, and the materiality of an always-contested vision of nature."-- "Stephanie Foote, West Virginia University"
"Presents an original and carefully historicized account of influential nineteenth-century authors' generative engagements with the transnational circulation of plants, from seed exchanges and horticultural periodicals to botanical textbooks. Kuhn makes a compelling case for rethinking familiar forms like sentimentalism, domestic fiction, and abolitionist literature through the interpretive frameworks of botanical science and critical plant studies."-- "Hsuan Hsu, author of The Smell of Risk: Environmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics"