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A house full of females: plural marriage and women's rights in early Mormonism, 1835-1870 [electronic resource] / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher 1938- (Author). Ericksen, Susan. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).


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Summary, etc.: A 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 'plural marriage,' 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 'sex radicalism'-the idea that a woman should choose when and with whom to bear children.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mormon Church History Sources
Families Religious aspects Mormon Church
Families Religious aspects Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Families Religious life
Mormons Diaries
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History Sources
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