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Women of Nauvoo

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Nauvoo - the site of a seven-year period in Church history so eventful and important that, as Liza R Snow wrote, "to narrate what transpired with the seven years in which [the Saints] built and occupied Nauvoo... would fill many volumes." This well-researched and engaging book represents the authors' effort to rediscover and recall the rich spiritual heritage left by the c ...more
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Bookcraft
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Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, mormon
The world of LDS women's history is dominated by biographies. It makes sense because so many of us are starving for variety in our models of female religious experience, and let me tell you, early Mormon women took on a huge variety of roles. Much of the non-biography material is centered around very specific phenomena (polygamy, ERA, Relief Society institutional histories, etc). I appreciated this book about the lives of every day Mormon women during their seven pivotal years in Nauvoo. It is a ...more
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading about these strong women of the early Mormon church and, in particular, the founding of the LDS Relief Society, an organization I love, though it has definitely evolved and lost its independence over time. The organization of the Relief Society preceded the 1848 Seneca Falls convention. In the book, it quotes Sarah G. Kimball (one of my favorites - as a side note, when Joseph Smith approached her about the doctrine of polygamy, she told him to go teach it to someone else!) who sa ...more
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Dec 16, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was a good reminder of how much the Mormon pioneer women contributed to the overall accomplishments of the pioneer trek to the West. They were the glue that held it all together and yet have received little recognition for their efforts. I liked it. It made me proud of my pioneer heritage.
My teacher used this for supplemental information in Pioneer Life. The semester ended before Christmas. Without knowing about the text, this book was a gift from my brother Philip. I was ecstatic to own my own copy! Haven't read it all the way through, yet.
Jul 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Excellent read; Can we ever get enough history? I know I can't.
Apr 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religiosity
A look at the city of Nauvoo and its women through their journals and letters. This is a most uplifting read and I came away grateful for my ancestors. I marvel at their fortitude and our luxuries.
Jul 16, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
Great stories including several of my ancestors
Sep 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Dry and scattered, but still interesting.
Mindi Bennett
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think this book is a treasure. So many amazing stories of strength and faith!
Aug 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
Amazing LDS women, including my own ancestor, Mary Ann Sterns Pratt.
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Dr. Richard Holzapfel is a Professor of Church History in the Religious Education Department at BYU. He attended BYU, Hebrew Union College, and the University of California, Irvine (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.) emphasizing in Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish History, Ancient History. Dr. Holzapfel began teaching at Brigham Young University in 1993, and has taught in the Church History, Ancient Scripture, ...more