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The Polygamous Wives Writing ClubUtweigh the human toll it reuired 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 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 li I loved reading this book I learned about the complexities of polygamy in the 19th century mormon culture and saw the very human reaction various women had to the experience I grew and was uplifted from reading of their experiences and seeing similar conflicts and struggles in my own modern life

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Heir 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 uestions Were these women content with their sacrifice Did the benefits of polygamous marriage for the Mormons o This book was fascinating Having polygamous ancestry in both my husband's and my family lines this topic was interesting to me What I loved about it was that the bulk of the material came from primary sources woven together in a lyrical narrative which let the reader draw hisher own conclusions about the practice The book follows a set of criteria in that the material used was from women who were not married to prominent church leaders and lived in Utah rather than during the era of Nauvoo It also follows polygamy chronologically from the late 1840s to the 1890s from the height of its popularity to the waning era and what happened afterward All in all I was disabused of some of my assumptions about polygamly and I gained a much clearer picture of what it really was like It has given me the impetus to look and see what writings I may be able to find from my own grandmothers about their lives

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