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Riders of the purple sage
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ISBN: 0191564893 0585353700 Year: 1998 Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press,

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`With searching eyes he studied the beautiful purple, barren waste of sage. Here was the unknown and the perilous.'The novel that set the pattern for the modern Western, Riders of the Purple Sage was first published in 1912, immediately selling over a million copies. In the remote border country of South Utah, a man is about to be whipped by the Mormons in order to pressure Jane Withersteen into marrying against her will. The punishment is halted by the arrival of the hero, Lassiter, a gunman in black leather, who routs the persecutors and then gradually recounts his own history of an endless

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Women and Mormonism : historical and contemporary perspectives
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ISBN: 1607814781 Year: 2016 Publisher: Salt Lake City, [Utah] : The University of Utah Press,

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Women in new religions
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ISBN: 9781479847990 9781479816026 Year: 2015 Publisher: New York : New York University press,

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Women in New Religions offers an engaging look at women’s evolving place in the birth and development of new religious movements. It focuses on four disparate new religions—Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, The Family International, and Wicca—to illuminate their implications for gender socialization, religious leadership and participation, sexuality, and family ideals. Religious worldviews and gender roles interact with one another in complicated ways. This is especially true within new religions, which frequently set roles for women in ways that help the movements to define their boundaries in relation to the wider society. As new religious movements emerge, they often position themselves in opposition to dominant society and concomitantly assert alternative roles for women. But these religions are not monolithic: rather than defining gender in rigid and repressive terms, new religions sometimes offer possibilities to women that are not otherwise available. Vance traces expectations for women as the religions emerge, and transformation of possibilities and responsibilities for women as they mature. Weaving theory with examination of each movement’s origins, history, and beliefs and practices, this text contextualizes and situates ideals for women in new religions. The book offers an accessible analysis of the complex factors that influence gender ideology and its evolution in new religious movements, including the movements’ origins, charismatic leadership and routinization, theology and doctrine, and socio-historical contexts. It shows how religions shape definitions of women’s place in a way that is informed by response to social context, group boundaries, and identity.

Worth Their Salt Too: More Notable But Often Unnoted Women of Utah
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ISBN: 0874217660 087421288X 9780874217667 0874212871 9780874212877 9780874212884 Year: 2000 Publisher: Logan University Press of Colorado

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A follow-up to the highly successful Worth Their Salt, published in 1996, Worth Their Salt, Too brings together a new set of biographies of women whose roles in Utah's history have not been fully recognized, despite their significance to the social and cultural matrix, past and present, of the state. These women-community and government leaders, activists, artists, writers, scholars, politicians, and others-made important contributions to the state's history and culture. Some of them had experiences that reveal new aspects of the state's history, while others simply led lives so interesti

Recollections of past days : the autobiography of Patience Loader Rozsa Archer
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ISBN: 0874216265 9786613283450 128328345X 0874215315 9780874215311 9780874216264 Year: 2006 Publisher: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press,

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Patience Loader has become an icon for the disastrous winter entrapment of the Martin and Willie handcart companies, who traveled the Mormon Trail in the 1850s. Her autobiography offers an important record of those events, but also of much more. Wife of a Civil War soldier, Patience served as an army laundress in Washington DC and ran a boarding house as well. After the war, her husband died of consumption, and Patience returned to Utah alone, where she became a cook in a mining camp.

Riders of the purple sage
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ISBN: 0192833251 Year: 1998 Publisher: Oxford Oxford university press,

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Polygamy in Primetime : Media, Gender, and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism
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ISBN: 1280491302 9786613586537 1611682967 1611682622 Year: 2012 Publisher: Brandeis University Press

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Recently, polygamy has become a “primetime” phenomenon. Television shows like Big Love and Sister Wives demonstrate the “progressive” side of polygamy, while horror stories from victims of abusive marriages offer less upbeat experiences among the adherents of the fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). Bennion, herself a product of Mormon polygamy, seeks to dispel the myths and misinformation that surround this topic. This study, based on seventeen years of ethnographic research among the Allred Group (Apostolic United Brethren) and on an analysis of recent blog journal entries written by a range of polygamous women, examines the variety and complexity of contemporary Mormon fundamentalist life in the Intermountain West. Although Bennion highlights problems associated with polygamy, including evidence that some forms are at high risk for father-child incest, she challenges the media-driven depiction of plural marriage as uniformly abusive and harmful to women. She shows how polygamist families can provide both economic security and social sustenance for some women, and how the authority of the husband can be undermined by the stresses of providing for multiple wives and children. Going beyond the media’s obsession with the sexual aspects of polygamous marriage, Bennion offers a rich description of familial, social, and legal contexts. Throughout, she makes the case for legalizing polygamy in order to allow greater visibility and regulation of the practice.


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Emmeline B. Wells : an intimate history
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ISBN: 1607815249 Year: 2017 Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : The University of Utah Press,

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"Emmeline B. Wells was the most noted Utah Mormon woman of her time. Lauded nationally for her energetic support of the women's rights movement of the nineteenth century, she was a self-made woman who channeled her lifelong sense of destiny into ambitious altruism. Her public acclaim and activism belied the introspective, self-appraising, and emotional persona she expressed in the pages of her forty-seven extant diaries. After reconciling herself to the heartaches of plural marriage, she pursued a self-directed life in earnest and wrote, "I have risen triumphant." This new biography tells the story of the private Emmeline. The unusual circumstances of her several marriages, the complicated lives of her five daughters, the losses and disappointments interspersed with bright moments and achievements, all engendered the idea that her life was a romance, with the mysterious, tragic, and sentimental elements of that genre. This volume, drawing heavily on Emmeline Wells's own words, tells the complicated story of a woman of ambition, strength, tenderness, and faith"--Provided by publisher.


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Winter Quarters : The 1846-1846 Life Writings of Mary Haskin Parker Richards
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ISBN: 0874215528 Year: 1996 Publisher: Logan : Utah State University Press,

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Mary Richard's journals and letters record a young woman's rare, but richly detailed view of life in the temporary Mormon pioneer communities in Iowa.

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