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By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

From the writer of A Midwife's story, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate examine the realm of early Mormon girls whose likely traditional lives belied an astonishingly innovative spirit, force, and determination.

A gorgeous and sure-to-be arguable ebook that items jointly, via greater than dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by way of first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told tale of the earliest days of the ladies of Mormon "plural marriage," whose correct to vote within the nation of Utah used to be given to them by way of a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, fifty years prior to the vote nationally ratified via Congress, and who turned political actors even with, or as a result of, their marital preparations. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, writing of this small crew of Mormon ladies who have formerly been obvious as mere names and dates, has brilliantly reconstructed those textured, complicated lives to offer us a fulsome portrait of who those ladies have been and in their "sex radicalism"--the concept that a girl should still decide on whilst and with whom to endure children.

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