Download e-book for kindle: Before the Manifesto: The Life Writings of Mary Lois Walker by Melissa Lambert Milewski

By Melissa Lambert Milewski

ISBN-10: 0874216443

ISBN-13: 9780874216448

Mary Lois Walker Morris was once a Mormon lady who challenged either American rules approximately marriage and the U.S. criminal process. earlier than the Manifesto offers a glimpse into her international because the polygamous spouse of a sought after Salt Lake urban businessman, in the course of a time of significant transition in Utah. This account of her lifestyles as a convert, milliner, lively neighborhood member, mom, and spouse starts in England, the place her relations joined the Mormon church, info her trip around the plains, and describes lifestyles in Utah within the Eighteen Eighties. Her studies have been strange as, following her first husband's deathbed request, she married his brother, as a plural spouse, within the outdated testomony culture of levirate marriage.

Mary Morris's memoir frames her 1879 to 1887 diary with either reflections on previous years and passages that parallel entries within the day booklet, giving readers a greater realizing of the way she retrospectively observed her lifestyles. The completely annotated diary bargains the day-by-day event of a lady who stored a principally self-sufficient family, had a large social community, ran her personal company, wrote poetry, and was once intellectually curious. The years of "the Raid" (federal prosecution of polygamists) led Mary and Elias Morris to conceal their marriage on "the underground," and her to perjury in court docket in the course of Elias's trial for illegal cohabitation. The ebook ends with Mary Lois's arrival on the Salt Lake Depot after 3 years in exile in Mexico with a polygamist colony.

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