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One of the more welcome changes in Boston's urban landscape has been the recent transformation of abandoned lots in to flourishing community gardens. In To Dwell Is to Garden, a distinguished scholar and a veteran photographer join forces to provide a history and a celebration of these urban oases and of the people who have made them possible. Sam Bass Warner, Jr., traces the origins of Boston's urban community gardens back to the English allotment gardens created to keep country folk from starving during the first great wave of urbanization. Warner suggests that today's urban community gardens owe their existence not to philanthropy or patriotism but to an activist impulse stemming from the civil rights movement, which emphasized self-help, local autonomy, and personal dignity to combat the problems of urban decay. The spirit of today's urban community gardens is captured in Hansi Durlach's compelling photographs of those individuals, young and old, who have worked together to clear the rubble and till the soil. From China and Chile, from Italy and Arkansas, from the suburbs and from next door, their comments, recorded by Durlach, linger in the mind and in the heart. Originally pubished by Northeastern University Press in 1987. With a new foreword by Jill Eshelman.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
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  1. img
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword to the Humanities Open Book Edition
  2. Jill Eshelman
  3. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Hansi Durlach, Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
  3. p. xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiv-xvii
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  1. Epigraph
  2. p. xix
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  1. PART One. A History of Community Gardening
  2. pp. 1-45
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  1. PART Two. Portraits
  2. pp. 46-96
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  1. PART Three. The Histories Within the Gardens
  2. pp. 97-122
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 123-128
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555538873
MARC Record
OCLC
1102420700
Pages
148
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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