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American Eden : David Hosack, botany, and medicine in the garden of the early republic

by Johnson, Victoria, 1969- (Author)

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"One goal drove Hosack above all others: to build the Republic's first botanical garden. Despite innumerable obstacles and near-constant resistance, Hosack triumphed when his Elgin Botanic Garden at last crowned twenty acres of Manhattan farmland by 1810. "Where others saw real estate and power, Hos... Full description

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