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- Publisher: Diagonal Press (November 11, 2018)
- Publication Date: November 11, 2018
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- Language: English
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Tell it All A Woman's Life in Polygamy Kindle Edition
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This is one of the few first-hand memoirs that I've found that was written by a married woman who was an early settler in SLC's Mormon community. Her experiences with the Mormon community, polygamy and listening to/observing the unhappiness of her female friends and family members, provides an excellent perspective of what it was like to be a woman in an increasingly male-dominated faith that was run by Brigham Smith with an iron, corrupt, greedy, violent fist. Unlike many books of this period, the language isn't so flowery that it's a distraction, although most modern women will find the author's view of her limited value in the home and in the world startling relative to our own. (Thankfully, her common sense, courage and instinct for emotional self-preservation finally gave her the strength to leave.) Although the tales of women's suffering and deprivation are depressing and sometimes difficult to read, this worthwhile slice of history offers a glimpse of what it was like to live in a polygamous Mormon settlement from a rare female perspective.
These include a 1945 dictum of an LDS.Sunday School Manual,1945,"when the prophet speaks the thinking has been done"!
Terrible havoc has been wrought in the lives of these precious and devoted people,by following in blind ignorance in belief that,the prophet will NEVER LEAD HIS PEOPLE ASTRAY!
HOWEVER,even these same prophets CANNOT foretell the next deadly tornado to befall a Midwestern city!
Doctrine and Covenants#132 has not been deleted from the Standard work of theirs,that, in essence, in reality,POLYGAMY STILL CONTINUES,under the private guise of Fundamentalist LDS.(see Warren Jeff's in Google if you doubt its present 21st century dangers),to where LDS.men visit in secret ,these various colonies in the intermountain west,or more specifically ,to yet be revitalized in the hereafter on a planet of their own,the exalted man who calls forth on the morning of the resuurrection,his wife by her secret name, given in their wedding in the temple,to be ETERNALLY PREGNANT starting again the nauseating cycle of bearing spirit children for the populating of ANOTHER PLANET OF THEIR OWN!(Elohim their/our god started all this earth s preexistant babies on a planet near the star Kolob).
You can see by my emphases that it rings a sad future in store for Mormon women...just as Mary Burton, Fanny s dear younger friend thought of suicide,which many have accomplished since ,ie.over the great pressures Mormon wives endure today to have the most babies possible,even after medical warnings of not having more of them.
Free agency does not fully exist in this faith full of many trials as Fanny describes,more than the freedom that Christ alone gives.See book by ex BYU.professor,Lynn Wilding,Unveiling Grace.
A very very touching book I greatly recommend,to know how it is still relevant today!
I hope both LDS.women and men reading it will transpose their own life experiences as Fanny and Mary endured.