The Antipolygamy Controversy in U.S. Women's Movements, 1880-1925

The Antipolygamy Controversy in U.S. Women's Movements, 1880-1925 : A Debate on the American Home

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 621g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138963623
  • 9781138963627

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"Joan Iversen's study of the Mormon-sufferage alliance and successive national antipolygamy movements is rich in detail and well-grounded in the latest historical literature . . .as women's history and gender studies seek to recast the main outlines of the dominant intrepretations of US history, this book adds its voice to a growing chorus who are proclaiming that women were actors, grass-roots activists, and opinion-shapers in nationalmovemnts that previous generations of historials understood through only the eyes of meno."-Phoebe ..."rich in detail and well-grounded in the latest historical literature. This book asks basic questions about how social arrangements and religion affect women's condition and how such arrangements can and cannot be affected by reform movements."-Phoebe ..."the narrative is both accessible and exciting: strongly organized, vividly illustrated with telling vignettes and quotations, and insightfully analyzed for meaning and connections with larger currents of nineteenth century thought."-The Journal of Mormon History "Further-bibliography, they are a treasure trove, an essential guide to archival depositories and to existing publications...I unequivocally recommend the" Antipolygamy Controversy in U.S. Women's Movement 1880-1925 to scholars and novices who wish they knew more about polygamy, the antipolygamy movement, and the women's movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries..""Quibbls aside, this volume makes a significant contribution to a number of different fields. Particularly compelling is Iversen's discussion of how both suffragists and their opponents used antipolygamy rhetoric to further their own aimsuntil women were given the vote in 1920.."show more

Table of contents

Preface * Content and Background, The Mormon Question and Women's History * An Alliance is Formed, 1869-1879 * Making of Polygamous Suffragists; Rise of Women's Antipolgamy Crusade, 1872-1887 * Discourse of Antipolygamy * Suffrage Dilemma, 1880-1896 * Resurgence of the Antipolygamy Controversy, 1898-1900 * Masculine Backlash, 1903-1912 * End of a Era, Modern Feminism Replaces the Woman Movement, 1910-1925 * Archives, Manuscript Collection, Journalsshow more