A house Full of Females

Author(s): Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Bibles & Religion

stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon oplural marriage,o whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, fifty years ahead of the vote nationally ratified by Congress, and who became political actors in spite of, or because of, their marital arrangements. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, writing of this small group of Mormon women who've previously been seen as mere names and dates, has brilliantly reconstructed these textured, complex lives to give us a fulsome portrait of who these women were and of their osex radicalismo-the idea that a woman should choose when and with whom to bear children.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780307594907
  • : Doubleday US
  • : Doubleday US
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • : 528
  • : 528
  • : OO
  • : HR
  • : OO
  • : HR