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Miller, Marla R.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 4,581 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Diaries  Educational films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Marla R Miller
Betsy Ross and the making of America by Marla R Miller( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, her fabled creation of "the first flag," and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia
The needle's eye : women and work in the age of revolution by Marla R Miller( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the enduring stereotypes of early American history has been the colonial Goodwife, perpetually spinning, sewing, darning, and quilting, answering all of her family's textile needs. But the Goodwife of popular historical imagination obscures as much as she reveals; the icon appears to explain early American women's labor history while allowing it to go unexplained. Tensions of class and gender recede, and the largest artisanal trade open to early American women is obscured in the guise of domesticity." "In this book, Marla R. Miller illuminates the significance of women's work in the clothing trades of the early Republic. Drawing on diaries, letters, reminiscences, ledgers, and material culture, she explores the contours of working women's lives in rural New England, offering a nuanced view of their varied ranks and roles-skilled and unskilled, black and white, artisanal and laboring-as producers and consumers, clients and craftswomen, employers and employees. By plumbing hierarchies of power and skill, Miller explains how needlework shaped and reflected the circumstances of real women's lives, at once drawing them together and setting them apart." "The heart of the book brings into focus the entwined experiences of six women who lived in and around Hadley, Massachusetts, a thriving agricultural village nestled in a bend in the Connecticut River about halfway between the Connecticut and Vermont borders. Miller's examination of their distinct yet overlapping worlds reveals the myriad ways that the circumstances of everyday lives positioned women in relationship to one another, enlarging and limiting opportunities and shaping the trajectories of days, years, and lifetimes in ways both large and small. The Needle's Eye reveals not only how these women thought about their work, but how they thought about their world. Book jacket."--Jacket
Bending the future : fifty ideas for the next fifty years of historic preservation in the United States by Max Page( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the cornerstone of historic preservation policy and practice in the United States. The act established the National Register of Historic Places, a national system of state preservation offices and local commissions, set up federal partnerships between states and tribes, and led to the formation of the standards for preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures. This book marks its fiftieth anniversary by collecting fifty new and provocative essays that chart the future of preservation. The commentators include leading preservation professionals, historians, writers, activists, journalists, architects, and urbanists. The essays offer a distinct vision for the future and address related questions, including: Who is a preservationist? What should be preserved? Why? How? What stories do we tell in preservation? How does preservation contribute to the financial, environmental, social, and cultural well-being of communities? And if the 'arc of the moral universe ... bends towards justice, ' how can preservation be a tool for achieving a more just society and world?"--Provided by publisher
Rebecca Dickinson : independence for a New England woman by Marla R Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era
Cultivating a past : essays on the history of Hadley, Massachusetts( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betsy Ross and the making of America by Marla R Miller( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on new sources and bringing a fresh, keen eye to the fabled creator of 'the first flag, ' Marla R. Miller reconstructs the life behind the legend. This authoritative, thoughtful work provides a close look at the famous seamstress, and delivers an epic depiction of the tensions that animated life in Revolutionary Philadelphia. Also, Miller casts new light on the lives of the hardworking artisan families who peopled the young nation and crafted its furniture, clothing, ships, and homes
University of Massachusetts Amherst : an architectural tour by Marla R Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England with more than 24,000 students and 1,100 faculty. As one of the oldest public universities, and the largest in the American North East, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has a rich and involved history. Initially chartered as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the school has grown from fifty farms to roughly 24,000 students. The university campus has grownfrom a few barns on the Berkshire foothills to nearly 1,500 acres. At times described as the "ugly" Massachusetts school, University Massachusetts Amherst, the next volume in the Campus Guide series, proved anything but. Five carefully considered tours are organized into Walks by UMass alums and professors Marla Miller and Max Page to put the architectural history of the campus into context while beautifully shot photography illustrates a campus overflowing with midcentury modern gems to cherish including the Fine Arts Centre, Herter Hall and the monolithic W.E.B. DuBois Library
A return to his native town : Martin Van Buren's life at Lindenwald, 1839-1862 : a historic resource study by Leonard L Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperiled promise : the state of history in the National Park Service( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My daily bread depends on my labor" : craftswomen, community and the marketplace in rural Massachusetts, 1740-1820 by Marla R Miller( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Town of Hadley 350th commemorative book : a publication of Hadley's 350th celebration( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A separate sphere : dressmakers in Cincinnati's golden age, 1877-1922 by Cynthia Amnéus( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Coinciding with the exhibition Cynthia Amneus organized for the Cincinnati Art Museum, this work examines the nineteenth-century ideology of women's separate sphere, the early feminist movement, women in the workplace, and dressmakers as artisans and professionals. More than 140 stunning custom-made garments, historical photographs, and dressmakers' labels document the superb artistic and technical skill of the women who produced fashionable dress in Cincinnati from 1877 to 1922"--Jacket
University of Massachusetts at Amherst by Marla R Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Rebecca Dickinson, 1787-1802 by Rebecca Dickinson( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My part alone" : the world of Rebecca Dickinson, 1787-1802 by Marla R Miller( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My part alone" : the world of Rebecca Dickinson, 1787-1802 by Marla R Miller( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender, artisanry, and craft tradition in early New England : the view through the eye of a needle by Marla R Miller( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'Common parlors' : women and the recreation of community identity in Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1870-1920 by Marla R Miller( )

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

Cultivating the past : essays on the history of Hadley, Massachusetts( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Betsy Ross, the making of America : colloquia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marla Miller discussing her book Betsy Ross and the making of America from the particular point of view of Ross as a skilled upholsterer and tradesperson in colonial and 18th century Philadelphia
 
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Betsy Ross and the making of America
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The needle's eye : women and work in the age of revolutionCultivating a past : essays on the history of Hadley, MassachusettsBetsy Ross and the making of AmericaTown of Hadley 350th commemorative book : a publication of Hadley's 350th celebrationA separate sphere : dressmakers in Cincinnati's golden age, 1877-1922Cultivating the past : essays on the history of Hadley, Massachusetts
Alternative Names
Miller, Maria R.

Miller, Marla R.

Languages
English (57)