Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-12 of 12 items

  • Keywords: James F. Brown x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

What Can a Man Do?

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the early life of James F. Brown. He was born in Maryland on October 1, 1793. Nothing is known about his mother; his father was a man named Robert Chase who died in Maryland, ... More


The Informal Politics of Association

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on James F. Brown's participation in various social organizations. These include the Protestant Church, extra-church religious associations (temperance advocates, Bible ... More


James F. Brown, Voting Rights Politics, and Antislavery Activism

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes various ways in which James F. Brown exercised his citizenship rights. On November 8, 1837, Brown registered his vote in Fishkill, New York. His diary entries about seemingly ... More


Conclusion

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents some final thoughts about the life of James F. Brown. Brown contributed to the definition of freedom in the new nation through his escape from bondage, exemption from wage ... More


A Gardening Career

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details how James F. Brown moved up the proverbial occupational ladder as he worked his way from the bottom to the top with increasingly skilled labor. Shortly after arriving in New ... More


Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Myra B. Young Armstead

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1793 James F. Brown was born a slave, and in 1868 he died a free man. At age 34 he ran away from his native Maryland to pass the remainder of his life as a gardener to a wealthy family in the ... More


Into the Promised Land

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Anthony Chase made his way to New York City and re-christened himself James F. Brown. According to Verplanck family folklore, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck hired a black ... More


Cultural Meanings of Gardening

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

In early and antebellum America, gardening was more than an application of science to fruit, vegetable, and flower cultivation. It was a way to affirm male hegemony, one's social class, civic virtue, ... More


A Horticultural Community

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the popularity of gardening within the nation's upper class helped shape the identity of James F. Brown. The Verplancks participated in a rising national horticultural ... More


Introduction

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book offers an account of the life of James Francis Brown (1793–1868) based on the diary he kept from 1829 to 1866. What ... More


Escaping Wage Slavery

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how James F. Brown engaged in another battlefront for freedom in antebellum America—the struggle against so-called wage slavery. Gardening gained him entry into the ... More


A Whiggish Sensibility

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on James F. Brown's politics. Brown was influenced by the Whiggish ideals held by William E. Williams, his slavemaster in Maryland, and the Verplancks, his New York employers. ... More


View: