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Schoelwer, Susan Prendergast

Overview
Works: 19 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 1,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer
Alamo images : changing perceptions of a Texas experience by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DeGolyer Library major exhibition attempts to explore the development of the Alamo myth itself and to suggest what that myth may reflect about the American character. This investigation has revealed much that is confusing and contradictory. The Alamo's defense certainly was heroic and has thus served well as a standard for subsequent American warriors, but this battle suggests a darker side to the American character as well. The Texas revolution deepened the split between North and South over the expansion of slavery into the Southwest and West. To many of its contemporaries, such as abolitionist leader Benjamin Lundy, the Texas revolution suggested not a fight for freedom but he aggressive expansion of slavery. The link between the Alamo and slavery may or may not be historically tenuous- and in the popular legend it is nonexistent- but the broader question of racism in the development of the Alamo myth should not be casually dismissed. The exhibit explores this theme, specifically in respect to the myth's treatment of Tejanos, or Mexican Texans. -- from Foreword
The general in the garden : George Washington's landscape at Mount Vernon by Adam T Erby( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The General in the Garden provides an engaging, informative, and richly illustrated introduction to George Washington's landscape at Mount Vernon - arguably the best-documented, best-preserved complex of gardens and grounds to survive from eighteenth-century America. The book's three essays, by Adam T. Erby, J. Dean Norton, and Esther C. White, chronicle Washington's transformation of the estate in the years between the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the stewardship of its gardens by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association since 1860, and the archaeology that led to the recent restoration of Washington's showplace upper garden. Mount Vernon assistant curator Adam Erby examines Washington's critical role in developing Mount Vernon's landscape, arguing that the general drew on British design sources and gardening manuals but adapted them to his own circumstances, creating a truly American garden. J. Dean Norton, Mount Vernon's director of horticulture, traces the evolution of the estate's landscape and recreated gardens across the two centuries since Washington's death. And Esther White, Mount Vernon's director of historic preservation and research, shows how groundbreaking archaeological methods facilitated the discovery of Washington-era garden beds and borders of flowers, shrubs, and vegetables in his upper garden - a remarkable find that yielded one of the most significant eighteenth-century garden recreations of our time. Also included is a lavishly illustrated guide to Mount Vernon's landscape features, introducing Washington's beloved estate to a modern audience. This book will appeal to many readers - from students of American history and culture to gardening enthusiasts to Mount Vernon visitors curious to know more about the estate to which George Washington devoted intense and sophisticated care. Distributed for George Washington's Mount Vernon
A rustle of silk : costumes from the Caroline Burford Danner estate by Indianapolis Museum of Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives bound together : slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines slavery at George Washington's Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, during the eighteenth century. Features brief, illustrated biographies of nineteen enslaved individuals, based on primary documents, archaeology, and oral histories. Ten essays discuss Washington's views on slavery, resistance, types of evidence, and the legacy of slavery at Mount Vernon"--
Painted ladies, virgin lands : women in myth and image of the American frontier, 1830-1860 by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lions & eagles & bulls : early American tavern & inn signs from the Connecticut Historical Society( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue - published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition - features works from The Connecticut Historical Society, which houses the nation's preeminent collection of early American painted tavern signs. Eight essays, written by prominent scholars of American art and cultural history, explore the medium and discuss why these signs are much more than picturesque relics of bygone times. Indeed, this volume reconnects sign paintings to the broad continuum of artistic genres and practices within which they were produced, displayed, and viewed."--Jacket
Connecticut sunflower furniture : a familiar form reconsidered by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the West( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history illustrated : the adventure of the American past( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costume and portraiture in the 1830s : a Connecticut case study by Kathleen Craughwell-Varda( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Seven articles about textiles]( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Painted ladies, virgin lands : women in the myth and image of the American frontier, 1830-1860 by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Connecticut Historical Society's Treasury Guard flag : silent witness to Abraham Lincoln's assassination by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840 by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Masterworks from the extraordinary needlework collections of the Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Valley furniture : Eliphalet Chapin and his contemporaries, 1750-1800 by Thomas P Kugelman( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Rice, at the sign of the lion by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Form, functions, and meaning in the use of fabric furnishings : a Philadelphia case study, 1700-1775 by Susan Prendergast Schoelwer( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lions & eagles & bulls : early American tavern & inn signs from the Connecticut Historical Society
Alternative Names
Prendergast-Schoelwer, Susan

Schoelwer Susan P.

Languages
English (31)

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Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840Connecticut Valley furniture : Eliphalet Chapin and his contemporaries, 1750-1800