Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century to 1865

Frederick Law Olmsted

Paul P. Reuben
Octoner 16, 2016


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Source: FLO founder of landscape architecture

Primary Works

The Cotton Kingdom; a traveller's observations on cotton and slavery in the American slave States. Based upon three former volumes of journeys and investigations by the same author. Edited, with an introd., by Arthur M. Schlesinger. NY: Knopf, 1953. F213 .O53

The slave States. NY: Capricorn Books, 1959. F213 .O54

Civilizing American cities; a selection of Frederick Law Olmsted's writings on city landscapes. Edited by S. B. Sutton. Cambridge, Mass., MIT P 1971. HT167 .O44

The papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. Charles C. McLaughlin, editor, Charles E. Beveridge, associate editor. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University P, 1977- . SB470 .O5 A2 Library Has: v.1-v.6

The papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. Supplementary series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University P, 1997-. SB470 .O5 A2 Library Has: v.1

Yosemite and the Mariposa grove: a preliminary report, 1865. introduction by Victoria P. Ranney; illustrated by Wayne Thiebaud. Yosemite National Park, Calif.: Yosemite Association, 1993. F868 .Y6 O46

Selected Bibliography

Cox, John D.  Traveling South: Travel Narratives and the Construction of American Identity. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2005. ("Yeomen All: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Consolidation of the American Economy and Culture").

Fabos, Julius G., V. Michael Weinmayr, and Gordon T. Milde. Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.; founder of landscape architecture in America. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1968. SB470 O5 F32

Fein, Albert. Frederick Law Olmsted and the American environmental tradition. NY: G. Braziller 1972. NA737 O4 F4

Kelly, Bruce, Gail T. Guillet, and Mary E. W. Hern. Art of the Olmsted landscape. NY: NY City Landmarks Preservation Commission: Arts Publisher, 1981. SB470 .O5 K44

Roper, Laura W. FLO: A biography of Frederick Law Olmsted. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1973. SB470 O5 R66

Rybczynski, Witold. A clearing in the distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century. NY: Scribner, 1999. SB470 .O5 R93

Stevenson, Elizabeth. Park maker: a life of Frederick Law Olmsted. NY: Macmillan, 1977. SB470 O5 S73

White, Dana F., Victor A. Kramer, and Albert Fein. eds. Olmsted South: Old South Critic/New South Planner. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1979.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 3: Frederick Law Olmsted. " PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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