Most widely held works by Virginia Scharff
Twenty thousand roads women, movement, and the West by Virginia Scharff ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
From Sacagawea's Travels with Lewis and Clark to rock groupie Pamela Des Barres's California trips, women have moved across the American West with profound consequences for the people and places they encounter. In this book Virginia Scharff revisits a grand theme of U.S. history -- our restless, relentless westward movement -- but she sets out in new directions, following women's trails from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth centuries. Her spirited stories weave a lyrical reconsideration of the processes that created, gave meaning to, and ultimately shattered the West.
Taking the wheel : women and the coming of the motor age by Virginia Scharff ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
The women Jefferson loved by Virginia Scharff ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson constructed a seemingly impenetrable wall between his public legacy and his private life. Now Virginia Scharff breaks down the barrier between Jefferson's public and private histories to offer an intriguing new portrait of this complicated and influential figure, as seen through the lives of a remarkable group of women. Scharff brings together for the first time in one volume the stories of these diverse women, separated by race but related by blood, including Jefferson's mother, Jane Randolph; his wife, Martha; her half sister, Sally Hemings, his slave mistress; his daughters; and his granddaughters. "Their lives, their Revolutions, their vulnerabilities, shaped the choices Jefferson made, from the selection of words and ideas in his Declaration, to the endless building of his mountaintop mansion, to the vision of a great agrarian nation that powered his Louisiana Purchase," Scharff writes. Based on a wealth of sources, including family letters, and written with empathy and great insight, The Women Jefferson Loved is a welcome new look at this legendary American and one that offers a fresh twist on American history itself.
Seeing nature through gender ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Extrait de amazon.com : "In thirteen essays that show how gendered ideas have shaped the ways in which people have represented, experienced, and consumed their world, Virginia Scharff and her coauthors explore interactions between gender and environment in history. Ranging from colonial borderlands to transnational boundaries, from mountaintop to marketplace, they focus on historical representations of humans and nature, on questions about consumption, on environmental politics, and on the complex reciprocal relations among human bodies and changing landscapes. They also challenge the "ecofeminist" position by challenging the notion that men and women are essentially different creatures with biologically different destinies. "
Home lands : how women made the West by Virginia Scharff ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
The storybook history of the American West is a male dominated narrative of drifters, dreamers, hucksters, and heroes, a tale that relegates women, assuming they appear at all, to the distant background. This book upends this view to remember the West as a place of homes and habitations brought into being by the women who lived there. The authors consider history's long span as they explore the ways in which women encountered and transformed three different archetypal Western landscapes: the Rio Arriba of northern New Mexico, the Front Range of Colorado, and the Puget Sound waterscape. This book, companion volume to the Autry National Center's exhibit, is an aggregate of women's history, the history of the American West, and studies in material culture. While linking each of these places' peoples to one another over hundreds, even thousands, of years, this work reimagines the West as a setting in which home has been created out of differing notions of dwelling and family and differing concepts of property, community, and history.
A Biography of America ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
This 26-part series of half-hour programs explores the human side of American history and encourages critical thinking about the forces that shaped America. Using photos, film footage, and documents, host historians lecture in a first-person narrative to describe a collective life story and history of American people and their every-day events.
Present tense : the United States since 1945 by Michael Schaller ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Coming of age : America in the twentieth century by Michael Schaller ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
[This] is a balanced and thorough treatment of domestic politics, foreign policy, and social and cultural history that illuminates United States history from Reconstruction to the present. [It] is informed throughout by a post-Cold War perspective that emphasizes continuities between the Cold War era and the present. -Back cover.
A vital progressivism ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Part 19 of the series that explores the human side of American history. Professor Martin offers a fresh perspective on Progressivism, arguing that its spirit can be best seen in the daily struggle of ordinary people. In a discussion with professors Scharff and Miller, the struggles of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement.
The West ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Part 16 of the series that explores the human side of American history. Professor Scarff continues the story of Jefferson's Empire of Liberty. Railroads and ranchers, rabble-rousers and racists populate America's distant frontiers, and Native Americans are displaced from their homelands. Feminists gain a foothold in their fight for the right to vote, while farmers organize and the Populist Party appears on the American political landscape.
The sixties Vietnam and civil rights ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Part 24 of the series that explores the human side of American history. Professor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era.
The Lady takes the wheel : Arizona women on the road ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Reinventing the wheel American women and the automobile in the early car culture by Virginia Scharff ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This dissertation examines the interplay between gender ideology, women's actions, and automotive technology in the United States from the beginning of the automotive era through the 1920's. Looking at cultural ideology as a strong yet fragmented and malleable historical force, I have analyzed the effect of popular conceptions of masculinity and femininity on the design, marketing, and use of automobiles. At the same time, I have attempted to show how motorcars, often employed as vehicles of social ideals, promoted some reinterpretation of men's and women's proper roles and places. The auto indeed served as a focus for discourse about the contingent relation between social and political emancipation. While some observers expected the automobile to liberate women from domesticity and subordination, others insisted on the congruence between automobility and domestic life. Though some women would use cars as tools of social or political nonconformity, the auto ultimately transformed and extended women's spatial and temporal province, while preserving the home as the ideal hub of women's activities. Still, the car culture revision of gender ideology had profound consequences for the way the private family car would emerge as a primary transportation mode, facilitating new manners and morals, new commercial and political possibilities, and a revolution in urban development.
Present tense : The United States since 1945 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
South Pass since 1812 : woman suffrage and the expansion of the Western adventure by Virginia J Scharff ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Twenty thousand roads : women, movement, and the West ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A biography of America program 17-20 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 17: The making of money pits laborers against the forces of capital as the 20th century opens. Professor Miller introduces the miner as the quintessential laborer of the period, working under grueling conditions, organizing into unions, and making a stand against the reigning money man of the day, J. Pierpont Morgan. Part 18: Professor Brinkley compares the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the Warrior and the Minister, in the first decades of the 20th century. Professor Miller joins with the discussion of American socialism, Eugene Debs, international communism, and the roost of the Cold War. Part 19: Professor Martin offers a fresh perspective on Progressivism, arguing that its spirit can be best seen in the daily struggle of ordinary people. In a discussion with professors Scharff and Miller, the struggles of Native Americans, Asian American and African Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement. Part 20: The Roaring Twenties take to the road in Henry Ford's landscape-altering invention, the Model T. Ford's moving assembly line, the emergence of a consumer culture, and the culmination of forces let loose by these entities in Los Angeles are all explored by Professor Miller.
A biography of America program 13-16 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 13: As America celebrates its centennial, five million people descend on Philadelphia to celebrate America's technological achievements, but some of the early principles of the Republic remain unrealized. Professor Miller and his team of historians examine where America is in 1876 and discuss the question of race. Part 14: Steel and stockyards are featured in this program as the mighty engine of industrialism thunders forward at the end of the 19th century. Professor Miller continues the story of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago, looking at the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift, Phillip Armour, and the countless workers in the packinghouse and on the factory floor. Part 15: Professor Miller explores the tension between the messy vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Chicago, with Hull House, the World's Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism, is the place to watch a new world in the making at the turn of the century. Part 16: Professor Scarff continues the story of Jefferson's Empire of Liberty. Railroads and ranchers, rabble-rousers and racists populate American's distant frontiers, and Native Americans are displaced from their homelands. Feminists gain a foothold in their fight for the right to vote, while farmers organize and Populist Party appears on the American political landscape.
A biography of America program 9-12 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Part 9: While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreathable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master. Part 10: Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from "Bloody Kansas" to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between the North and South to the point of Civil War. Part 11: As the Civil War rages all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and the bitter legacy of the battle, and the war. Part 12: Professor Miller begins the program by evolving in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War's aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfilfilled.
Canon journal : land and peoples of the Colorado Plateau ; Fall / Winter 1995 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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