a house full of females plural marriage and women s rights in early mormonism 1835 1870

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A House Full Of Females

Author : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
ISBN : 9781101947975
Genre : Religion
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From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit, drive, and determination. A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon "plural marriage," whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, fifty years ahead of the vote nationally ratified by Congress, and who became political actors in spite of, or because of, their marital arrangements. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, writing of this small group of Mormon women who've previously been seen as mere names and dates, has brilliantly reconstructed these textured, complex lives to give us a fulsome portrait of who these women were and of their "sex radicalism"--the idea that a woman should choose when and with whom to bear children. From the Hardcover edition.

Escaped Nuns

Author : Cassandra L. Yacovazzi
ISBN : 9780190881016
Genre : Religion
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Just five weeks after its publication in January 1836, Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery, billed as an escaped nun's shocking exposé of convent life, had already sold more than 20,000 copies. The book detailed gothic-style horror stories of licentious priests and abusive mothers superior, tortured nuns and novices, and infanticide. By the time the book was revealed to be a fiction and the author, Maria Monk, an imposter, it had already become one of the nineteenth century's best-selling books. In antebellum America only one book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, outsold it. The success of Monk's book was no fluke, but rather a part of a larger phenomenon of anti-Catholic propaganda, riots, and nativist politics. The secrecy of convents stood as an oblique justification for suspicion of Catholics and the campaigns against them, which were intimately connected with cultural concerns regarding reform, religion, immigration, and, in particular, the role of women in the Republic. At a time when the term "female virtue" pervaded popular rhetoric, the image of the veiled nun represented a threat to the established American ideal of womanhood. Unable to marry, she was instead a captive of a foreign foe, a fallen woman, a white slave, and a foolish virgin. In the first half of the nineteenth century, ministers, vigilantes, politicians, and writers--male and female--forged this image of the nun, locking arms against convents. The result was a far-reaching antebellum movement that would shape perceptions of nuns, and women more broadly, in America.

Sister Saints

Author : Colleen McDannell
ISBN : 9780190221324
Genre : Religion
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The specter of polygamy haunts Mormonism. More than a century after the practice was banned, it casts a long shadow that obscures people's perceptions of the lives of today's Latter-day Saint women. Many still see them as second-class citizens, oppressed by the church and their husbands, and forced to stay home and take care of their many children. Sister Saints offers a history of modern Mormon women that takes aim at these stereotypes, showing that their stories are much more complex than previously thought. Women in the Utah territory received the right to vote in 1870-fifty years before the nineteenth amendment-only to have it taken away by the same federal legislation that forced the end of polygamy. Progressive and politically active, Mormon women had a profound impact on public life in the first few decades of the twentieth century. They then turned inward, creating a domestic ideal that shaped Mormon culture for generations. The women's movement of the 1970s sparked a new, vigorous-and hotly contested-Mormon feminism that divided Latter-day Saint women. By the twenty-first century more than half of all Mormons lived outside the United States, and what had once been a small community of pioneer women had grown into a diverse global sisterhood. Colleen McDannell argues that we are on the verge of an era in which women are likely to play a greater role in the Mormon church. Well-educated, outspoken, and deeply committed to their faith, these women are defying labels like liberal and conservative, traditional and modern. This deeply researched and eye-opening book ranges over more than a century of history to tell the stories of extraordinary-and ordinary-Latter-day Saint women with empathy and narrative flair.

The Next Mormons

Author : Jana Riess
ISBN : 9780190885212
Genre : Religion
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American Millennials--the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s--have been leaving organized religion in unprecedented numbers. For a long time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an exception: nearly three-quarters of people who grew up Mormon stayed that way into adulthood. In The Next Mormons, Jana Riess demonstrates that things are starting to change. Drawing on a large-scale national study of four generations of current and former Mormons as well as dozens of in-depth personal interviews, Riess explores the religious beliefs and behaviors of young adult Mormons, finding that while their levels of belief remain strong, their institutional loyalties are less certain than their parents' and grandparents'. For a growing number of Millennials, the tensions between the Church's conservative ideals and their generation's commitment to individualism and pluralism prove too high, causing them to leave the faith-often experiencing deep personal anguish in the process. Those who remain within the fold are attempting to carefully balance the Church's strong emphasis on the traditional family with their generation's more inclusive definition that celebrates same-sex couples and women's equality. Mormon families are changing too. More Mormons are remaining single, parents are having fewer children, and more women are working outside the home than a generation ago. The Next Mormons offers a portrait of a generation navigating between traditional religion and a rapidly changing culture.

Mord Im Auftrag Gottes

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 3492242766
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24. Juli 1984, USA: Allen Lafferty findet seine Frau bestialisch ermordet auf dem Küchenfußboden. Seine Tochter liegt in ihrem Kinderbettchen - auch sie ist tot. Die Mörder glaubten, sie handelten im Auftrag von Gott. Warum? Eine alarmierende Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus von Jon Krakauer, Autor des Bestsellers >In eisige Höhen. Eine große Reportage über die nahezu unglaubliche Geschichte und Gegenwart einer fundamentalistischen Bewegung im Herzen des aufgeklärten Westens.

Madame Mallory Und Der Kleine Indische K Chenchef

Author : Richard C. Morais
ISBN : 9783492953603
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Seine früheste Erinnerung ist der Duft von scharfem Curry. Als Hassan Haji über einem turbulenten Imbissladen in Bombay das Licht der Welt erblickt, ahnt niemand, welch großes Talent in ihm schlummert. Erst Tausende Kilometer entfernt, in einem verschlafenen französischen Dorf, entdeckt der Junge seine Leidenschaft für die hohe Kunst des Kochens – und gerät mitten hinein in eine handfeste Restaurant-Fehde: Seiner indischen Großfamilie und ihrem lebhaften Lokal schlägt die offene Verachtung der alteingesessenen Madame Mallory entgegen, die genau gegenüber einen sternedekorierten Gourmettempel führt. Bis sie Hassans Gabe erkennt und anbietet, ihn in die Geheimnisse der gehobenen Küche einzuführen. Doch nur wenn der Lehrling die Straßenseite wechselt und bei ihr einzieht – in die Höhle der Löwin...

Die Geister Des Balkan

Author : Robert D. Kaplan
ISBN : 3822502545
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Bebes Verm Chtnis

Author : Lynn Austin
ISBN : 3868271767
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Amerika 1920. Harriet Sherwood hat ihre Grossmutter Bebe immer bewundert. Aber sie hätte nie gedacht, dass ihre Entscheidung, in die Fussstapfen ihres grossen Vorbilds zu treten und für soziale Gerechtigkeit zu kämpfen, sie ins Gefängnis bringen würde. Genauso wenig, wie sie erwartet hätte, dass ausgerechnet ihr alter Widersacher aus Kindertagen, Tommy O'Reilly, sie eines Tages verhaften würde. In ihrer Gefängniszelle hat Harriet jede Menge Zeit darüber nachzudenken, wie es bloss zu ihrer Verhaftung hat kommen können. Wie ist sie zu dem Menschen geworden, der sie heute ist? In ihr steigen lange vergessene Erinnerungen an die drei Generationen Frauen auf, die sie geprägt haben: Ihre Urgrossmutter Hannah, die Sklaven bei der Flucht half, ihre Grossmutter Bebe, eine treibende Kraft in der Abstinenzlerbewegung, und ihre Mutter Lucy. Alle drei Frauen besassen eine ungeheure innere Kraft - und einen tiefen Glauben an Gott. Kann ihr Vermächtnis Harriet helfen zu erkennen, worauf es im Leben wirklich ankommt? Lynn Austin ist verheiratet, hat drei Kinder und lebt in Illinois. Ihre grosse Familie, die vier Generationen umfasst, ist ebenso Aufgabe wie Inspiration für sie. Wenn ihr nach dem Tagesgeschäft noch Zeit bleibt, ist sie als Vortragsreisende unterwegs und widmet sich der Schriftstellerei.

Achtzig Jahre Und Mehr

Author : Elizabeth Cady Stanton
ISBN : 9783928089586
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Am Liebsten Mag Ich Monster

Author : Emil Ferris
ISBN : 9783736737013
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Die zehnjährige Karen Reyes führt ein ganz besonderes Tagebuch: Neben ihren Alltagsbeobachtungen zeichnet sie Monster aus Trash-Horrorfilmen und alten Pulp-Magazinen. So bewältigt sie ihren Alltag in den USA der 1960er-Jahre und sammelt Spuren und Hinweise, die zur Aufklärung des Mordes an ihrer Nachbarin Anka Silverberg beitragen sollen. Emil Ferris verarbeitet in Am liebsten mag ich Monster ihre eigene Vorliebe für Horror-B-Movies und Grusel- Groschenhefte und bettet dies in eine Geschichte ein, die die sozialen Spannungen im Chicago der 1960er Jahre mit einer Geschichte des Erwachsenwerdens verknüpft. Fantastisches Artwork! Für den Hugo Award nominiert! Der Überraschungserfolg aus den USA!

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