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Home Lands: How Women Made the West

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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. Home Lands: How Women Made the West upends this view to remember the West as a place of homes and habitations brought into being by the women who lived there. Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken consider historys 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 beautiful book, companion volume to the Autry National Centers pathbreaking exhibit, is a brilliant aggregate of womens 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, Home Lands vividly 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.

Copub: Autry National Center of the American West

Synopsis:

"A sweeping, nicely written, briskly paced, accessible history of women in the West. Home Lands is guaranteed to draw readers into its narrative."--Ramón Gutiérrez, author of When Jesus Came the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846

Synopsis:

"A sweeping, nicely written, briskly paced, accessible history of women in the West. Home Lands is guaranteed to draw readers into its narrative."—Ramón Gutiérrez, author of When Jesus Came the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846

"Change the vantage point, and a place changes. Things appear in one view that are hidden in another. This book's vantage point is home, and from it the West does look different."—Richard White, author of It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own: A New History of the American West

About the Author

Virginia Scharff is Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center's Institute for the Study of the American West, and President of the Western History Association. Her many books include Taking the Wheel, Twenty Thousand Roads, and Seeing Nature through Gender. Carolyn Brucken is Curator of Western Women's History at the Autry National Center.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

1. Home on Earth: Women and Land in the Rio Arriba

Wedding Chest, by María E. Montóya

2. Women in Motion along the Front Range

Front Range Landscapes, by Elliott West

3. Waterscapes of Puget Sound

Japanese American Women in the Pacific Northwest, by Gail Dubrow

Postscript: How Will We Make the West?

Notes

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520262195
Author:
Scharff, Virginia
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Brucken, Carolyn
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Women -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 color photos, 46 b/w photos, 6 maps
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.75 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "A sweeping, nicely written, briskly paced, accessible history of women in the West. Home Lands is guaranteed to draw readers into its narrative."--Ramón Gutiérrez, author of When Jesus Came the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846
"Synopsis" by ,
"A sweeping, nicely written, briskly paced, accessible history of women in the West. Home Lands is guaranteed to draw readers into its narrative."—Ramón Gutiérrez, author of When Jesus Came the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846

"Change the vantage point, and a place changes. Things appear in one view that are hidden in another. This book's vantage point is home, and from it the West does look different."—Richard White, author of It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own: A New History of the American West

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