By: EB Keeney
220 pages, 12 illus, 7 tables
Keeney examines the role of botany in the lives of nineteenth-century 'botanizers, ' amateur scientists who collected, identified, and preserved plant specimens as a pastime. Using popular magazines, fiction, and autobiographies of the day, she explores the popular culture of this avocation, which attracted both men and women by the thousands.
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