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Author Stenhouse, T. B. H., Mrs., 1829-1904.

Title Exposé of polygamy : a lady's life among the Mormons / Fanny Stenhouse ; edited by Linda Wilcox DeSimone
Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 198 pages) : illustrations
Series Life writings of frontier women ; v. 10
Life writings of frontier women ; v. 10
Contents Introduction: Reckoning with Fanny Stenhouse -- "Exposé of polygamy in Utah : a lady's life among the Mormons -- Epilogue: The 1872 "Exposé of Polygamy" compared with the 1874 "Tell it All" -- Appendix: List of editions
Summary "After the 1872 publication of Exposé of Polygamy, Fanny Stenhouse became a celebrity in the cultural wars between Mormons and much of America. An English convert to Mormonism, she had grown disillusioned with the Mormon Church and with polygamy, which her husband practiced before associating with a circle of dissident Utah intellectua ls and merchants. Stenhouse's critique of plural marriage, Brigham Young, and Mormonism was also a sympathetic look at Utah's people and honest recounting of her life. Before long, she created a new edition, titled Tell It All, which ensured her notoriety in Utah and popularity elsewhere but turned her thoughtful memoir into a more polemical, true exposé. Since 1874, it has stayed in print, in multiple, varying editions. The original book, meanwhile, is less known, though more readable. Tracing the literary history of Stenhouse's important piece of Americana, Linda DeSimone rescues an important autobiographical and historical record from the baggage notoriety brought to it."--Publisher's description
Notes Originally published: New York : American News Co., 1872
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-192) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Stenhouse, T. B. H., Mrs., 1829-1904.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Doctrines.
Mormon Church -- Controversial literature.
Mormon Church -- Doctrines.
Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church
Genre/Form Controversial literature.
Form Electronic book
Author DeSimone, Linda Wilcox.
ISBN 0874217148 (electronic bk.)
9780874217148 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)