Book Discussion on Johnny Appleseed

Howard Means recounts the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. The author reports that the often mythologized John… read more

Howard Means recounts the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. The author reports that the often mythologized John Chapman (1774-1845) was a land speculator whose westward travels assisted in paving the way for future settlers. As was typical of the apples of the day, the famously planted orchards bore sour fruit better suited to producing hard cider than eating. Mr. Means relays that Mr. Chapman was a vegetarian and pacifist as well an evangelist for the Church of New Jerusalem. Howard Means recounted the life of Johnny Appleseed at the Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum at Urbana University, where he did some of his research for the book. He responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Johnny Appleseed

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Urbana, Ohio, United States
First Aired:
May 7, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 12, 2011

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  • May 07, 2011 | 1:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 08, 2011 | 1:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 08, 2011 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 12, 2011 | 2:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 2011 | 12:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 2011 | 4:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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