Victoria Johnson

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Victoria Johnson, a former Cullman Fellow, is currently an associate professor of urban policy and planning at Hunter College in New York City, where she teaches on the history of New York City.
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American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

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ISBN 9781631494192 Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

On a clear morning in July 1804, Alexander Hamilton stepped onto a boat at the edge of the Hudson River. He was bound for a New Jersey dueling ground to settle his bitter dispute with Aaron Burr. Hamilton took just two men with him: his “second” for the duel, and Dr. David Hosack. More about this book >

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Victoria Johnson, Nonfiction Finalist, reads from "American Eden" at 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

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Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson, a former Cullman Fellow, is currently an associate professor of urban policy and planning at Hunter College in New York City, where she teaches on the history of New York City.

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