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Polygamous Wives Writing Club The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Renounced The Practice Of Plural Marriage In 1890 In The Mid To Late Nineteenth Century, However The Heyday Of Mormon Polygamy As Many As Three Out Of Every Ten Mormon Women Became Polygamous Wives Paula Kelly Harline Delves Deep Into The Diaries And Autobiographies Of Twenty Nine Such Women, Providing A Rare Window Into The Lives They Led And Revealing Their Views And Experiences Of Polygamy, Including Their Well Founded Belief That Their Domestic Contributions Would Help To Build A Foundation For Generations Of Future Mormons Polygamous Wives Were Participants In A Controversial And Very Public Religious Practice That Violated Most Nineteenth Century Social And Religious Rules Of A Monogamous America Harline Considers The Questions Were These Women Content With Their Sacrifice Did The Benefits Of Polygamous Marriage For The Mormons Outweigh The Human Toll It Required And The Embarrassment It Continues To Bring Polygamous Wives Faced Daunting Challenges Not Only Imposed By The Wider Society But Within The Home, Yet Those Whose Writings Harline Explores Give Voice To Far Than Unhappiness And Discontent The Personal Writings Of These Women, All Married To Different Husbands, Are The Heart Of This Remarkable Book They Paint A Vivid And Sometimes Disturbing Picture Of An All But Vanished And Still Controversial Way Of Life.


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10 thoughts on “Polygamous Wives Writing Club

  1. says:

    This was well researched and had excellent photographs of most of the subjects too, both the wives and husbands But I was disappointed in the omission of original tracts of those diaries in length From the beginning and introduction, especially, that seemed to be the stated assumption that they would be included But as much information and thorough history as this author reveals, it


  2. says:

    Great use of primary sources to illuminate the ordinary lives of women This book is definitely academic, and suffers from a little of that dryness, but on the whole is enjoyable The diaries and autobiographies quoted here are of women living polygamy in the Mormon communities from the mid 1800s through the federal crackdown, statehood, and to the end of their lives Most of the women have amb


  3. says:

    This book was fascinating Having polygamous ancestry in both my husband s and my family lines this topic was interesting to me What I loved about it was that the bulk of the material came from primary sources woven together in a lyrical narrative which let the reader draw his her own conclusions about the practice The book follows a set of criteria...


  4. says:

    Interesting glimpse into their world Her bias against the practice is apparent, but not so much to detract from the book.It would have been good to compare the sufferings of the polygamist to the monogamists of the same period and culture Most of the Mormon pioneers had suffered much in the way of poverty and deprivations.Also her conclusions about what was left out of the diaries seems a bit of a logical lea


  5. says:

    This is a collection of mini biographies of 29 women in 19th century Utah The author chose polygamous wives who were not connected to the leadership in Salt Lake It gives a broader picture of what the run of the mill experience, without being an elite, would have been.And how was it Lonely Always lonely And hard Nellie Parkinson wrote that it nearly killed me Since the Church urged it and the family all approved there


  6. says:

    I m giving this book four stars because I think it is a great source for creating awareness of early Mormon polygamists as opposed to break off fundamentalist groups , which are sadly under represented This author has obviously done a TON of research on the subject and I love that it s drawn from primary sources that she quotes from liberally throughout the book I took away a star because I didn t like the narrative, and the o


  7. says:

    Paula Kelly Harline has done something remarkable with The Polygamous Wives Writing Club She has brought polygamy a topic that few in the modern Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints are truly knowledgeable about or comfortable discussing in from the safe distance provided by keeping it in realm of the theoretical and theological, and grounded it firmly in reality, warts and all.In all, Mormon participation in polygamous marriage


  8. says:

    A wonderful read I had to dock a star only because, as others stated in their reviews, I agree that we should have been given larger blocks of direct text from the diaries autobiographies, or at least some appendices of excerpts I also found myself keeping track of the various women with pen and paper becaus...


  9. says:

    I loved reading this book I learned about the complexities of polygamy in the 19th century mormon culture, and saw the very human reaction various women had to the experience I grew and was uplifted from reading of their experiences and seeing similar conflicts and struggles in my own modern life.


  10. says:

    A must read for Mormons I was surprised to learn how controversial polygamy was among members, even when it was being practiced by the church Any inkling of an idea I have ever had about polygamy having some benefits is gone What a terrible way to live A book to own.


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