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Early American Gardens: "For Meate or Medicine" (American Gardens #1)

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Paperback, 464 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published April 1st 1973)
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else fine
Dec 18, 2008 else fine rated it it was ok
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I have mixed feelings about this book. The illustrations, many of them pages from early herbals and cookbooks, were great. The appendices were full of helpful information. And I learned about some great research resources. If Leighton had stuck to the actual subject, it would have been a great read.
Sadly, her prime goal seemed to be defending her Puritan ancestors, and using their gardening records as a platform for rehabilitating their image. And if she'd stuck to their letters, diaries, and no
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