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

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Examines the response of US women's movements to the existence of Mormon polygamous suffragists. After tracing the growth of the antipolygamy from Utah to national suffrage movements, delves beneath the rhetoric on polygamy to find conflicting views of marriage, family, the role of women, and the construction of the Republican family. Also notes that after the legal question had been settled, the rhetoric of both sides of the debate were used against the women's movement. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Context and Background: The Mormon Question and Women's History 3
An Alliance Is Formed, 1869-1879 21
The Making of Polygamous Suffragists 53
The Rise of the Women's Antipolygamy Crusade, 1872-1887 99
The Discourse of Antipolygamy 133
The Suffrage Dilemma, 1880-1896 159
The Resurgence of the Antipolygamy Controversy, 1898-1900 185
The Masculine Backlash, 1903-1912 213
The End of the Era: Modern Feminism Replaces the Woman Movement, 1910-1925 239
Archives 269
Manuscript Collections 271
Journals 279
Selected Bibliography: Books 281
Selected Bibliography: Articles 295
Selected Bibliography: Theses 309
Index 313
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