A House Full of Females

Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870
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Product Number: DD28226
Released: Jan 10, 2017
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ISBN: #9781681684574
Narrator/s: Susan Ericksen
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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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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A House Full of Females
Product Number: BX00103412
Product Number:DD28226
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Narrator(s): Susan Ericksen
Product Number Z100119862
Released: Jan 10, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681684581
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Released: Jan 10, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
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