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By Melissa Lambert Milewski

ISBN-10: 0874216443

ISBN-13: 9780874216448

Mary Lois Walker Morris used to be a Mormon lady who challenged either American rules approximately marriage and the U.S. felony approach. sooner than the Manifesto presents a glimpse into her international because the polygamous spouse of a favourite Salt Lake urban businessman, in the course of a time of serious transition in Utah. This account of her lifestyles as a convert, milliner, lively group member, mom, and spouse starts off in England, the place her kin joined the Mormon church, info her trip around the plains, and describes lifestyles in Utah within the 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strange as, following her first husband's deathbed request, she married his brother, as a plural spouse, within the outdated testomony culture of levirate marriage.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 prior years and passages that parallel entries within the day booklet, giving readers a greater figuring out of the way she retrospectively observed her lifestyles. The completely annotated diary deals the day-by-day event of a girl who saved a mostly self-sufficient loved ones, had a large social community, ran her personal enterprise, 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 publication 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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