Chapter 1. The New World: Native American Agriculture; New World Explorations; Puritan Gardens; New World Herbalism; Purveyors and Plantsmen;|Chapter 2. Grains; The Botany of Grains; Corn; Wheat; Rye; Oats; Barley; Rice; Yeast, Bread, and Leavening; Brewing; Distillation; Temperance; Food Reform|Chapter 3. Gardens, Seeds, and Vegetable Staples; Seed Saving; Beans and Peas; Taproots and Tubers; Potatoes; Edible Leaves and Stems; Onions and Leeks|Chapter 4. Fruits ; The Rose Family; Cranberries and Blueberries; Pumpkins, Squash, and Melons; Tomatoes and Their Relatives; Grapes, Raisins, Currants, and Gooseberries; Nuts; Exotic Fruits ; The Botanical Diet|Chapter 5. The Botanical Pantry I: Preservation, Wine, Vinegar, and Beverages; Pickling; Bottling and Canning ; Wine and Vinegar Production; Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate|Chapter 6. The Botanical Pantry II: Herbs, Spices, Sweets, and Miscellany; Culinary Spices; Culinary Herbs; Sweets; Botanical Miscellany|Chapter 7. Herbs, Herbalism, and the Practice of Domestic Medicine; Herbal Botany and Chemistry ; American Medicinal Plants; Medicinal Imports; Patent and Proprietary Medicines; Medicines, Toxins, Food, and Survival|Chapter 8. Wood, Fibers, and Textiles; Wood Form and Function; Dwellings; Furniture; Caning, Basketry, and Brooms; Barrels and Boxes; Plant Fibers; Dyestuffs and Tannins; Household Miscellany|Chapter 9. Domestic Landscapes; Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines; Herbaceous Garden Plants; Indoor Gardens; Gain and Loss; Asian Origins|Chapter 10. Botanical Lives; Parlor Botany; Christmas Botany; Journey’s End
Includes bibliographical references (p.367-374) and index.