African-American Gardens: Yards In Rural South

Richard Westmacott

Published by Univ Tennessee Press, 1992
ISBN 10: 0870497626 / ISBN 13: 9780870497629
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.38 avg rating
(8 ratings)

Synopsis: Much acclaimed upon its initial publication in 1992, this book was the first extensive survey of African American gardening traditions in the rural South. For this reprinting, author Richard Westmacott has written a new preface in which he describes the traveling exhibit based on the book and compares his original research with his recent observations of   gardening practices in the Cayman Islands.

The book remains a valuable and richly illustrated resource for those interested in African American material culture and the history of vernacular gardens. It includes measured drawings and physical inventories of African American gardens in three geographic areas: the low country of South Carolina, the southern piedmont of Georgia, and the black belt of Alabama. The descriptions are enhanced by the author's personal interviews with the gardeners, in which he documents the aesthetic qualities, designs, and purposes of their yards and gardens.

Westmacott traces the evolution of African American yards and gardens and over the last two hundred years and discusses the possible African origins of certain traditions, such as the swept yard. He also notes similarities in attitude between rural southern blacks and whites regarding the importance of the agrarian lifestyle, self-reliance, and private ownership. Despite such similarities, he shows, the patterns and practices in which those beliefs are manifested among African Americans are uniquely their own.

The Author:  Richard Westmacott is a professor of environmental design at the University of Georgia and lives in rural Georgia.

From the Back Cover: This book is the first extensive survey of African-American gardening traditions in the rural South. Richard Westmacott has recovered valuable data for those interested in African-American material culture and the history of vernacular gardens by creating measured drawings and physical inventories of African-American gardens in three geographic areas: the low country of South Carolina, the southern piedmont of Georgia, and the black belt of Alabama. The descriptions are enhanced by the author's personal interviews with the gardeners, in which the aesthetic qualities, designs, and purposes of their yards and gardens are documented. Westmacott traces the principal functions of African-American yards and gardens over the last two hundred years. During slavery, African-American gardens were used primarily to grow life-sustaining vegetables, often to raise some chickens and pigs. The yard of a crowded cabin was often the only place where the slave family could assert some measure of independence and perhaps find some degree of spiritual refreshment. Since slavery, working the garden for the survival of the family has become less urgent, but now pleasure is taken from growing flowers and produce and in welcoming friends to the yard. Similarities in attitude between rural southern blacks and whites are reflected in the expression of such values as the importance of the agrarian lifestyle, self-reliance, and private ownership. However, the patterns and practices in which these beliefs are manifested are uniquely African American.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: African-American Gardens: Yards In Rural ...
Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Seattle Goodwill
(Seattle, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Bookseller Inventory # 0KVBHV002DG6

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 11.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Westmacott, Richard
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780870497629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Westmacott, Richard
Published by The University of Tennessee Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB
(Columbia, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Tennessee Press, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. Westmacott, Richard. AFRICAN-AMERICAN GARDENS AND YARDS IN THE RURAL SOUTH. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, c1992, second printing 1993. 198pp., index, bibligraphy, color, black and white photographs, black and white drawings and diagrams. sm. 4to. Uncreased spine, fine bright unread softcover. Bookseller Inventory # 48992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Westmacott, Richard
Published by Univ Tennessee Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Solr Books
(Skokie, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Tennessee Press, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000572294

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0870497626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Richard Westmacott
Published by Univ Tennessee Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Tennessee Press, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0870497626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 19.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

WESTMACOTT, Richard
Published by University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville (1993)
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
(Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 1993. Book Condition: Fine. Second printing. Small quarto. 198pp. Pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with black and white and color photographs. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 383579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Richard Westmacott
Published by University of Tennessee Press, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Tennessee Press, United States, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This book is the first extensive survey of African-American gardening traditions in the rural South. Richard Westmacott has recovered valuable data for those interested in African-American material culture and the history of vernacular gardens by creating measured drawings and physical inventories of African-American gardens in three geographic areas: the low country of South Carolina, the southern piedmont of Georgia, and the black belt of Alabama. The descriptions are enhanced by the author s personal interviews with the gardeners, in which the aesthetic qualities, designs, and purposes of their yards and gardens are documented. Westmacott traces the principal functions of African-American yards and gardens over the last two hundred years. During slavery, African-American gardens were used primarily to grow life-sustaining vegetables, often to raise some chickens and pigs. The yard of a crowded cabin was often the only place where the slave family could assert some measure of independence and perhaps find some degree of spiritual refreshment. Since slavery, working the garden for the survival of the family has become less urgent, but now pleasure is taken from growing flowers and produce and in welcoming friends to the yard. Similarities in attitude between rural southern blacks and whites are reflected in the expression of such values as the importance of the agrarian lifestyle, self-reliance, and private ownership. However, the patterns and practices in which these beliefs are manifested are uniquely African American. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780870497629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Westmacott, Richard
Published by Univ Tennessee Press
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Tennessee Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2022444

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Richard Westmacott
ISBN 10: 0870497626 ISBN 13: 9780870497629
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Much acclaimed upon its initial publication in 1992, this book was the first extensive survey of African American gardening traditions in the rural South. For this reprinting,.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.549. Bookseller Inventory # 9780870497629

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 11 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book