Victoria Johnson loves history, gardens, and opera. She earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy at Yale and her doctorate in sociology at Columbia. She teaches on the history of philanthropy, the arts, the natural environment, and New York City at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Her latest book, AMERICAN EDEN, is a biography of the doctor at the Hamilton-Burr duel, David Hosack, a pioneering physician, and botanist. Hosack’s botanical garden, the first in the new Republic, is now buried under Rockefeller Center.

Author website:  http://www.americaneden.org/

Published book:

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic – 2018