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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-06-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Paula Kelly Harline has been teaching college writing for over 20 years at the University of Idaho, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley University. She has also worked as a free-lance writer and artist. She currently lives with her family in Provo, Utah.

Table of Contents


I Settling Utah Territory: Polygamous Yet Still Monogamous
1 I was perfectly willing...but still it was hard
2 I had admired his conduct on the plains
3 Interlude: Justifying Polygamy
4 It is a heart history

II Making Sense of "Sisterhood": First Wives and Younger Wives
5 the drudge and tail of such women
6 Interlude: Sometimes Sisterhood
7 many nights my pillow would be wet with grief
8 I could not say that I loved the man as lovers love

III Abandoning Polygamy: Weariness
9 word came the marshalls were coming, so I skipped out
10 Interlude: The 1890 Manifesto Transition
11 I grew rebellious
12 I heard a voice say you are away from Mr Chestnut



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