The unspoken bias against women who leave hearth and home is exposed and debunked in twenty thousand roads a scholarly but also rhapsodic study of the role of women in the making of the american west and quite literally how the freedom to get up and go changed what it meant to be a woman . From sacagaweas travels with lewis and clark to rock groupie pamela des barress california trips women have moved across the american west with profound consequences for the people and places they encounter virginia scharff revisits a grand theme of united states history our restless . Virginia scharffs wonderfully readable account of women in motion complicates and enriches our understanding of the nineteenth and twentieth century wests her gendered remapping of the regional landscape explodes traditional notions of western movement all students of women and gender travel . Twenty thousand roads women movement and the west by virginia scharff berkeley university of cahfomia press 2003 xi 239 pp illus trations notes index 4995 cloth 1995 paper reviewer anne m butler is trustee professor of history emeritus at utah state university a longtime former coeditor of the westem historical quarterly. Twenty thousand roads women movement and the west by virginia scharff berkeley university of california press 2002 xi 239 pp notes bibliography index 4995 cloth 1995 paper virginia scharff to borrow a phrase from emily dickinson wants us to see the west slant in the old iconography of the west
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