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Title The polygamous wives writing club : from the diaries of Mormon pioneer women / Paula Kelly Harline.
Author Harline, Paula Kelly.
Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Description viii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Call # 261.83584 H
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-232) and index.
Contents Welcome -- Settling Utah Territory : polygamous yet monogamous. I was perfectly willing ... but still it was hard -- I had admired his conduct on the plains -- Interlude: justifying polygamy -- It is a heart history -- Making sense of sisterhood : relations between wives. The drudge and tail of such women -- Interlude: sometimes sisterhood -- Many nights my pillow would be wet with grief -- I could not say that I loved the man as lovers love -- Abandoning polygamy : weariness. Word came the marshalls were coming, so I skipped out -- Interlude: the 1890 Manifesto -- I grew rebellious -- I heard a voice say you are away from Mr Chestnut -- Farewell.
Summary The author delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine polygamous women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, providing a rare window into the lives they led and revealing their views and experiences of polygamy, including their well-founded belief that their domestic contributions would help to build a foundation for generations of future Mormons.
Subject Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History -- 19th century.
Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church -- History -- 19th century.
Mormon women -- Religious life.
Mormon women -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780199346509 (cloth : alk. paper) :
019934650X (cloth : alk. paper)

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 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Non-Fic  261.83584 H    DUE 05-28-21