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The Resource Johnny Appleseed : green spirit of the frontier, Paul Buhle, Noah Van Sciver

Johnny Appleseed : green spirit of the frontier, Paul Buhle, Noah Van Sciver

Label
Johnny Appleseed : green spirit of the frontier
Title
Johnny Appleseed
Title remainder
green spirit of the frontier
Statement of responsibility
Paul Buhle, Noah Van Sciver
Title variation
Green spirit of the frontier
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a graphic biography of the green dreamer of the American Frontier, the legendary John Chapman, from Brown University scholar Paul Buhle (Red Rosa) and award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln). John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, made himself the stuff of legend by spreading the seeds of apple trees from Wisconsin to Indiana. Along with that, he offered the seeds of nonviolence and vegetarianism, good relationships with Native Americans, and peace among the settlers. He was one of the New World's earliest followers of the Swedish theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. The story of John Chapman operates as a counter-narrative to the glorification of violence, conquest, and prevailing notions of how the West was Won. It differentiates between the history and the half-myths of Johnny Appleseed's life and work: His apples, for instance, were prized for many reasons, but none more so than for the making of hard cider. He was also a real estate speculator of sorts, purchasing potentially fertile but unproven acres and then planting saplings before flipping the land. Yet, he had less interest in financial gain--and yes, this is an accurate part of the mythology--than in spreading visions of peace and love. Johnny Appleseed brings this quintessentially American story to life in comics form. Black & white illustrations throughout"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
HRF
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB63.C46
LC item number
B84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Johnny Appleseed : green spirit of the frontier, Paul Buhle, Noah Van Sciver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 115)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1002420835
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
115 pages
Isbn
9781683960447
Lccn
2017938226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781683960447
  • (OCoLC)1002420835
Label
Johnny Appleseed : green spirit of the frontier, Paul Buhle, Noah Van Sciver
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 115)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1002420835
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
115 pages
Isbn
9781683960447
Lccn
2017938226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781683960447
  • (OCoLC)1002420835

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