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by Paula Kelly Harline


Paula Kelly Harline's The Polygamous Wives' Writing Club is a slim, elegantly composed volume that condenses several decades of history in a remarkably concise fashion.

Paula Kelly Harline's The Polygamous Wives' Writing Club is a slim, elegantly composed volume that condenses several decades of history in a remarkably concise fashion.

Harline Paula Kelly (EN). 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. .

Paula Kelly Harline delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine such women, providing a rare window into 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. 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 more than unhappiness and discontent.

From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women. by Paula Kelly Harline. Books related to The Polygamous Wives Writing Club. 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 more than unhappiness and discontent. What I liked most about The Polygamous Wives Writing Club was its effort to let ordinary women speak for themselves. These arent the women youve heard of from church history, the Relief Society presidents and wives of general authorities. Jana Riess, Publisher's Weekly. This book restores an essential chapter in Mormon history. Paula Kelly Harline's The Polygamous Wives' Writing Club is a slim, elegantly composed volume that condenses several decades of history in a remarkably concise fashion. but still it was hard 2 I had admired his conduct on the plains 3 Interlude: Justifying Polygamy 4 It is a heart history. The result is a book that, even to an outsider, proceeds at a pleasant, informative clip and provides illuminative insight into under-examined lives. -Salt Lake City Weekly.

Paula Kelly Harline takes an in-depth look at the diaries and writings of.Paula Kelly Harline: I think the biggest misconception might be that Mormons were distraught over the 1890 Manifesto that officially discontinued polygamy

Paula Kelly Harline takes an in-depth look at the diaries and writings of more than two dozen ordinary plural wives from the 19th century. And oh, what a hard road. Paula Kelly Harline: I think the biggest misconception might be that Mormons were distraught over the 1890 Manifesto that officially discontinued polygamy. From 1852 when polygamy was first publicly encouraged, the practice was not popular among rank-and-file Mormons. By the late 1880s, a schism had likely developed between those who practiced polygamy and those who did not, and the percentage of Mormons who practiced it was growing smaller.

Written by Paula Kelly Harline, Audiobook narrated by Paula Kelly .

Written by Paula Kelly Harline, Audiobook narrated by Paula Kelly Harline. This book contains stories told from the point of view of those who experienced the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants, giving us insight into their meaning. While the section headings provide context for the revelations, they don't tell the complete story.

Excerpted from "The Polygamous Wives Writing Club: From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women

May 31, 2014 10:30PM (UTC). Excerpted from "The Polygamous Wives Writing Club: From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women. By 1860, Angelina Farley, a farmer’s wife, and Henrietta Williams, a doctor’s wife, had plenty of opportunities to cross paths. Women who wrote from the margins of official discourse could use their diaries as a way to talk back to their culture. Her refreshing candor was a quiet, acceptable way to have the last word. Of course, Angelina told her story from her viewpoint, and that’s why scholars read autobiographies and diaries as literary texts rather than as documentary histories.

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 more 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.

The Polygamous Wives Writing Club: From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women epub download

ISBN13: 978-0199346509

ISBN: 019934650X

Author: Paula Kelly Harline

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 16, 2014)

Pages: 256 pages

ePUB size: 1127 kb

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Rating: 4.2

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Wizer
Very heartfelt and interesting stories about polygamous unions of regular 19th century Mormons. The Writing Club approach, though, was uninteresting and just got in the way.
Wizer
Very heartfelt and interesting stories about polygamous unions of regular 19th century Mormons. The Writing Club approach, though, was uninteresting and just got in the way.
Siratius
I like the first person diary experience of the polygamous wives with their children directly experienced the true effects of polygamy and the isolation it created for them.
Siratius
I like the first person diary experience of the polygamous wives with their children directly experienced the true effects of polygamy and the isolation it created for them.
heart of sky
Must read! I enjoyed the honest perspective from the wives and through reading this book, I appreciate the sacrifices that they made so much more.
heart of sky
Must read! I enjoyed the honest perspective from the wives and through reading this book, I appreciate the sacrifices that they made so much more.
Dorizius
The disc came blank. Very disappointed.
Dorizius
The disc came blank. Very disappointed.
santa
I found this book extremely well written, well researched and very readable. It provides a new look at polygamy going into the women's diaries. Dr. Hairline walks readers thru the culture of the early Church and of Utah. She explains LDS idiosyncrasies so that non-members will have the necessary understanding.
I'm so grateful that I've had the pleasure of finding this book.
I lived with Paula in 1978 in France while on a mission. It is so wonderful to learn of this and other accomplishments.
santa
I found this book extremely well written, well researched and very readable. It provides a new look at polygamy going into the women's diaries. Dr. Hairline walks readers thru the culture of the early Church and of Utah. She explains LDS idiosyncrasies so that non-members will have the necessary understanding.
I'm so grateful that I've had the pleasure of finding this book.
I lived with Paula in 1978 in France while on a mission. It is so wonderful to learn of this and other accomplishments.
Nicanagy
I have read a lot of books on polygamy where authors describe what takes place. In this book the women speak for themselves. It is intense at times because you experience their suffering. Their goal is to please God. The Mormon polygamy sacrifice reminds me of the Catholics demanding their nuns and priests don't marry.
I feel grief for these women. I felt apart of their lives. Great read!
Nicanagy
I have read a lot of books on polygamy where authors describe what takes place. In this book the women speak for themselves. It is intense at times because you experience their suffering. Their goal is to please God. The Mormon polygamy sacrifice reminds me of the Catholics demanding their nuns and priests don't marry.
I feel grief for these women. I felt apart of their lives. Great read!
Malodor
Poorly written by an author that teaches writing. There are problems with paragraphing. Frequently jumps between characterizations. Leaves out information that is necessary to understand what is taking place, i.e., Clayton is mentioned but no information is given as to his involvement with Section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants. I suppose this Clayton is William Clayton.
I was very disappointed in what could have been an outstanding book.
Malodor
Poorly written by an author that teaches writing. There are problems with paragraphing. Frequently jumps between characterizations. Leaves out information that is necessary to understand what is taking place, i.e., Clayton is mentioned but no information is given as to his involvement with Section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants. I suppose this Clayton is William Clayton.
I was very disappointed in what could have been an outstanding book.
Never was so much given by so few women-- attempting to live the truth
Never was so much given by so few women-- attempting to live the truth