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A house full of females : plural marriage and women's rights in early Mormonism, 1835-1870

by Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, 1938- (Author)

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Presents a revelatory and deeply intimate exploration of the world of early Mormon women that draws on nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts created by first-generation Latter-Day Saints. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: An indignation meeting : Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1870
  • "Wonder on wonder strikes my sense" : Ohio, Connecticut, and Maine, 1836-1838
  • "There was many Sick among the Saints" : from the Half-Breed Tract to the British Mission, 1839-1841
  • "I now turn the key to you" : Nauvoo, Illinois, 1842
  • "a favor which I have long desired" : Nauvoo, Illinois, and a journey East, 1843
  • "Menny feemales was recieved in to the Holy Order" : Nauvoo and beyond, 1844-1845
  • "Mud aplenty" : crossing Iowa, 1846
  • "Wrote some in my earley Biography" : Camp of Israel, Winter Quarters, Omaha Nation, 1847-1848
  • "All are busy preparing to go either East or West" : Mormon Trails, 1847-1850
  • "My pen is my only weapon" : The Log Row, Salt Lake City, 1850-1851
  • "the revelation on plurality of wives was read" : Salt Lake City, Hong Kong, Hindoostan, Liverpool, 1852
  • "Synopsis of my labors" : Wilford Woodruff household, 1853
  • "we now must look after the poor" : Utah Territory, 1852-1855
  • "What a life of wandering" : San Bernardino, California, 1856-1857
  • "The house was full of females" : The Fourteenth Ward, 1857-1858
  • 'The records of this House" : Utah Territory, 1858-1872.
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