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The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: Slavery & the South, 1852-1857

Olmsted, Frederick Law

Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 1981
ISBN 10: 0801822424 / ISBN 13: 9780801822421
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Title: The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: Slavery...

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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503 pages, some b/w illus., dustjacket with a modest amount of thumbing, a nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 031682

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Synopsis: The Years of Olmsted, Vaux & Company, 1865-1874 documents one of the most productive periods of Olmsted's career. During these years he and Vaux created their classic design for Prospect Park in Brooklyn, drew up plans for Riverside and Morningside parks in Manhattan, and designed Chicago's South Park. Its rich assortment of documents will be of interest to historians, landscape architects, urban planners, and anyone concerned with the roots of modern America. The Olmsted Papers project is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and is sponsored by The American University.

Product Description: Olmsted the man belongs to his own time, but his work and words continue to have meaning today... The editors are preserving a life and a work instructive for the future as well as of the past. -- Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

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