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Women Gardeners: A History

Women Gardeners: A History

by Yvonne Cuthbertson

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British writer Cuthbertson covers a lot of ground in this book, though much of it consists more of social and feminist history than information about women's lives in the garden. She begins with ancient civilizations, then focuses on medieval and modern periods in England and North America. In a chapter on the Georgian era, for example, she devotes several pages to the status of women in society, with nods to such notables as Mary Wollstonecraft and Abigail Adams, followed by information on the agricultural revolution in England, 18th-century American garden styles, and the rise of formal gardens and floristry. Actual women gardeners receive only brief mention. Each chapter includes some American history, but the focus is British. This book might appeal to those interested in British feminist history, but there are many superior books on the history of both women and gardening, including anthologies of writings by women. Recommended only for the most comprehensive collections.--Beth Clewis Crim, Prince William P.L., VA

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Arden Press Inc.
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