Mormon Women S History

📒Mormon Women S History ✍ Rachel Cope

✏Book Title : Mormon Women s History
✏Author : Rachel Cope
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2017-11-29
✏Pages : 300
✏ISBN : 9781611479652
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mormon Women s History Book Summary : Mormon Women’s History: Beyond Biography demonstrates that the history and experience of Mormon women is central to the history of Mormonism and to histories of American religion, politics, and culture. Yet the study of Mormon women has mostly been confined to biographies, family histories, and women’s periodicals. The contributors to Mormon Women’s History engage the vast breadth of sources left by Mormon women—journals, diaries, letters, family histories, and periodicals as well as art, poetry, material culture, theological treatises, and genealogical records—to read between the lines, reconstruct connections, recover voices, reveal meanings, and recast stories. Mormon Women’s History presents women as incredibly inter-connected. Familial ties of kinship are multiplied and stretched through the practice and memory of polygamy, social ties of community are overlaid with ancestral ethnic connections and local congregational assignments, fictive ties are woven through shared interests and collective memories of violence and trauma. Conversion to a new faith community unites and exposes the differences among Native Americans, Yankees, and Scandinavians. Lived experiences of marriage, motherhood, death, mourning, and widowhood are played out within contexts of expulsion and exile, rape and violence, transnational immigration, establishing “civilization” in a wilderness, and missionizing both to new neighbors and far away peoples. Gender defines, limits, and opens opportunities for private expression, public discourse, and popular culture. Cultural prejudices collide with doctrinal imperatives against backdrops of changing social norms, emerging professional identities, and developing ritualization and sacralization of lived religion. The stories, experiences, and examples explored in Mormon Women’s History are neither comprehensive nor conclusive, but rather suggestive of the ways that Mormon women’s history can move beyond individual lives to enhance and inform larger historical narratives.

📒Sisters In Spirit ✍ Maureen Ursenbach Beecher

✏Book Title : Sisters in Spirit
✏Author : Maureen Ursenbach Beecher
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 1992-06-30
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 0252062965
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sisters in Spirit Book Summary : This book of essays about Mormon women, all written and edited by scholars who are themselves Mormon women, is a brave and important work. Readers will fully appreciate just how brave and important it really is, however, if they can see how this work of historical theology fits into the history of historical writing about Mormon women, as well as how it fits into Mormon history itself. "The women who contributed to this book are among the best of the Mormon literati . . . [they] hold that there is hope within the church for change, for reform, for expansion of the place of women." -- Women's Review of Books "Historians of women in America have a great deal to learn from the history of Mormon women. This fine set of essays provides an excellent introduction to a subject about which we should all know more." -- Anne Firor Scott, author of Making the Invisible Woman Visible.

📒Mormon Sisters ✍ Claudia L. Bushman

✏Book Title : Mormon Sisters
✏Author : Claudia L. Bushman
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1976
✏Pages : 297
✏ISBN : UVA:X004120404
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mormon Sisters Book Summary : In the last twenty years, an increasing number of books on the history of Utah and Mormon women have appeared. The book that led the way for these varied studies came to be when a group of Boston-area women, connected with the periodical Exponent II (named in honor of its nineteenth century predecessor, The Woman's Exponent), got together to publish a collection of topical essays on Utah women's history titled Mormon Sisters. The book became a minor classic in Mormon women's studies and inspired several imitators. Mormon Sisters has been out of print for a number of years. Now back in print, this new edition adds new illustrations, an updated reading list, information on the subsequent careers of the contributors, and an introduction by prominent historian Anne Firor Scott, author of numerous books, including Southern Lady.

✏Book Title : Journal of Women s History Guide to Periodical Literature
✏Author : Gayle V. Fischer
✏Publisher : Indiana University Press
✏Release Date : 1992
✏Pages : 501
✏ISBN : 0253207207
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Journal of Women s History Guide to Periodical Literature Book Summary : "Gayle V. Fischer has produced a terrifically useful volume that no research library should be without." —The Journal of American History "... an indispensable resource to finding material on women's history throughout the world." —Journal of World History "... the work is recommended for its currency, depth of coverage, and scope." —Ethnic Forum As part of its mission to disseminate feminist scholarship and serve as the journal of record for the new area of women's history, the ÂJournal of Women's History began a compilation of periodical literature dealing with women's history. This volume is drawn from more than 750 journals and includes material published from 1980 through 1990. There are forty subject categories and numerous subcategories. The guide lists more than 5,500 articles; all are extensively cross-listed.

📒Women And Authority ✍ Maxine Hanks

✏Book Title : Women and Authority
✏Author : Maxine Hanks
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1992
✏Pages : 460
✏ISBN : UOM:39015029252254
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Women and Authority Book Summary : Utah women today might be surprised to learn their grandmothers' views on feminist issues, according to Maxine Hanks. LDS Relief Society co-founder Sarah Kimball referred to herself as "a woman's rights woman, " while Bathsheba Smith was called on Relief Society mission in 1870 to preach equal rights for women. The society editorialized that females belonged not only "in the nursery" but also "in the library, the laboratory, the observatory." Sisters sent east to study medicine were assured that "when men see that women can exist without them, it will perhaps take a little of the conceit out of some of them." Temple officiators were called "priestesses, " Eliza R. Snow the "prophetess, " and women were discouraged from confessing to bishops on grounds that personal matters "should be referred to the Relief Society president and her counselors." Women were set apart as healers "with power to rebuke diseases." In addition, Mormon theology spoke reassuringly of a Mother God of the divinity of Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Eve. No wonder Relief Society president Emmeline B. Wells could write with confidence: "Let woman speak for herself; she has the right of freedom of speech. Women are too slow in moving forward, afraid of criticism, of being called unwomanly, of being thought masculine."

✏Book Title : The Antipolygamy Controversy in U S Women s Movements 1880 1925
✏Author : Joan Smyth Iversen
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2014-01-21
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781135594657
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Antipolygamy Controversy in U S Women s Movements 1880 1925 Book Summary : First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

✏Book Title : The Tragedy of the Mormon Woman
✏Author : Marian Bonsall
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1908
✏Pages : 96
✏ISBN : NYPL:33433082137641
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Mormon Feminism ✍ Rachel Hunt Steenblik

✏Book Title : Mormon Feminism
✏Author : Rachel Hunt Steenblik
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2015-11-02
✏Pages : 344
✏ISBN : 9780190248031
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mormon Feminism Book Summary : This collection gathers together the essential writings of the contemporary Mormon feminist movement--from its historic beginnings in the 1970s to its vibrant present, offering the best Mormon feminist thought and writing. The selections in this book -many gathered from out-of-print anthologies, magazines, and other ephemera--walk the reader through the history of Mormon feminism, from the second-wave feminism of the 1970s to contemporary debates over the ordination of women. Collecting essays, speeches, poems, and prose, Mormon Feminism presents the diverse voices of Mormon women as they challenge assumptions and stereotypes, push for progress and change in the contemporary LDS Church, and band together with other feminists of faith hoping to build a better world.

📒From The Outside Looking In ✍ Matthew J. Grow

✏Book Title : From the Outside Looking In
✏Author : Matthew J. Grow
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2015-10-01
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9780190244675
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏From the Outside Looking In Book Summary : This book contains fifteen essays, each first presented as the annual Tanner Lecture at the conference of the Mormon History Association by a leading scholar. Renowned in their own specialties but relatively new to the study of Mormon history at the time of their lectures, these scholars approach Mormon history from a wide variety of perspectives, including such concerns as gender, identity creation, and globalization. Several of these essays place Mormon history within the currents of American religious history--for example, by placing Joseph Smith and other Latter-day Saints in conversation with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nat Turner, fellow millenarians, and freethinkers. Other essays explore the creation of Mormon identities, demonstrating how Mormons created a unique sense of themselves as a distinct people. Historians of the American West examine Mormon connections with American imperialism, the Civil War, and the wider cultural landscape. Finally the essayists look at continuing Latter-day Saint growth around the world, within the context of the study of global religions. Examining Mormon history from an outsider's perspective, the essays presented in this volume ask intriguing questions, share fresh insights and perspectives, analyze familiar sources in unexpected ways, and situate research on the Mormon past within broader scholarly debates.

✏Book Title : The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States
✏Author : Terryl L. Givens
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2014-07-15
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9780231520607
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States Book Summary : This anthology offers rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological significance of each text and its reflection of the practices, issues, and challenges that have defined and continue to define the Mormon community. These documents balance mainstream and peripheral thought and religious experience, institutional and personal perspective, and theoretical and practical interpretation, representing pivotal moments in LDS history and correcting decades of misinformation and stereotype. The authors of these documents, male and female, not only celebrate but speak critically and question mainline LDS teachings on sexuality, politics, gender, race, polygamy, and other issues. Selections largely focus on the Salt Lake–based LDS tradition, with a section on the post–Joseph Smith splintering and its creation of a variety of similar yet different Mormon groups. The documents are arranged chronologically within specific categories to capture both the historical and doctrinal development of Mormonism in the United States.