Republic of Shade: New England and the American ELM

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Republic of Shade: New England and the American ELM
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The American elm, elegant and highly adaptable, was an essential feature of America's cultural landscape for more than a century, forming great verdant parasols above-and giving its name to-streets all across the nation. The elm became a defining element in the spatial design of America's villages, towns, and cities, first in New England, and-with the westward transit of Yankee culture-eventually throughout the United States. This fascinating and generously illustrated book traces the elm's transformation from a fast-growing weed into a regional and national icon, and shows how Elm Street satisfied America's quest for a pastoral urbanism imagined since the time of Jefferson.
ISBN: 
9780300184471
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011