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Scharff, Virginia

Overview
Works: 43 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 5,769 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Educational television programs  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TL152.52, 305.42
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Most widely held works by Virginia Scharff
Taking the wheel : women and the coming of the motor age by Virginia Scharff( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women Jefferson loved by Virginia Scharff( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member 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
Twenty thousand roads : women, movement, and the West by Virginia Scharff( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member 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
Home lands : how women made the West by Virginia Scharff( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member 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
Seeing nature through gender( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member 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."
Empire and liberty : the Civil War and the West( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Empire and Liberty brings together two epic subjects in American history: the story of the struggle to end slavery that reached a violent climax in the Civil War, and the story of the westward expansion of the United States. Virginia Scharff and the contributors to this volume show how the West shaped the conflict over slavery, and how slavery shaped the West, in the process defining American ideals about freedom and influencing battles over race, property, and citizenship. This innovative work embraces East and West, as well as North and South, as the United States observes the 2015 sesquicentennial commemoration of the end of the Civil War. A companion volume to an Autry National Center exhibition on the Civil War and the West, Empire and Liberty brings leading historians together to examine artifacts, objects, and artworks that illuminate this period of national expansion, conflict, and renewal"--Provided by publisher
A Biography of America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some went West by Dorothy M Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the lives and varied experiences of some of the many women who traveled across the American West, including Cynthia Ann Parker, Mary Richardson Walker, Harriet Sanders, Maria Virginia Slade, and Elizabeth Custer
Coming of age : America in the twentieth century by Michael Schaller( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member 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 The twenties : the tensions of prosperity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member 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. -- Part 20 of the series that explores the human side of American history. 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
The West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member 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 )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing the wheel American women and the automobile in the early car culture by Virginia Scharff( )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member 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
South Pass since 1812 woman suffrage and the expansion of the Western adventure by Virginia Scharff( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America( Visual )

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

Part 1 of the series that explores the human side of American history. Professor Miller introduces A Biography of America and its team of historians. The programs looks at the beginnings of American history from west to east, following the first Ice Age migrations through the corn civilizations of Middle America, and the explorations of Columbus, De Soto, and the Spanish. Part 2: As the American character begins to take shape in the early 17th century, English settlements with dramatically different personalities develop in New England and Virginia. Part 3: Benjamin Franklin and Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Part 4: The story of how the English loving colonist transforms into the freedom loving American rebel. The luminaries of the early days of the Republic, Washington, Jefferson, Adams are featured as they craft the Declaration of Independence and wage the war for freedom from British rule
A biography of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture series introduces the dynamic process of American history with first-person narratives, photos, film footage, documents, round-table discussions and debates.520
A biography of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member 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
Reinventing the wheel: American women and the automobile in the early car culture by Virginia Scharff( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member 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
 
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The women Jefferson loved
Alternative Names

controlled identitySwift, Virginia

Scharff, Virginia J. 1953-

Scharff, Virginia Joy.

Scharff, Virginia Joy 1953-

Swift, Virginia.

Swift, Virginia 1953-

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The women Jefferson lovedTwenty thousand roads : women, movement, and the WestHome lands : how women made the WestSeeing nature through genderPresent tense : the United States since 1945Some went WestComing of age : America in the twentieth century