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by Carol Cornwall Madsen

  • ISBN: 0842526730
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  • Author: Carol Cornwall Madsen
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BYU Studies / Brigham Young Univ Press; 1st edition (January 31, 2006)
  • Pages: 512 pages
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I first encountered Emmeline Wells' story in a one woman play performed by Joan Oviatt entitled "Sixth Wife" that manages to mix both the personal and public life of the woman into one performance and fueled my interest in her biography

I first encountered Emmeline Wells' story in a one woman play performed by Joan Oviatt entitled "Sixth Wife" that manages to mix both the personal and public life of the woman into one performance and fueled my interest in her biography.

Author Carol Cornwall Madsen. The other half of Emmeline’s story is told in a recently published book, "Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History".

An Advocate for Women book. Probably the best biography I ever read. Tons of Utah and suffrage history, and Emmeline B. Wells was incredible.

Biography portal Latter Day Saint movement portal An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870-1920. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University.

Biography portal Latter Day Saint movement portal. Emmeline Whitney approached Daniel H. Wells, a friend of her late husband and a prominent civic leader, about marriage. In 1852, she became his seventh wife, bearing him three daughters. An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B.

Emmeline B. Wells served as a public figure for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints for fifty years at the end of the nineteenth century

Emmeline B. Wells served as a public figure for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints for fifty years at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1910, at age eighty-two, she became Relief Society General President.

MHA BEST BOOK AWARD Carol Cornwall Madsen, An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870-1920; Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press and Deseret Book Publishing 2006. SMITH-PETTIT BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD Vickie Cleverly Speek God has Made Us a Kingdom: James Strang and the Midwest Mormons.

An Advocate for Women. The Public Life of Emmeline B Wells, 1870-1920. By Carol Cornwall Madsen. Emmeline B. In 1910, at age eighty-two, she became Relief Society General President

Emmeline Wells is my grandmother's great aunt! Leading women of Utah front row, from left, Jane S. Richards, Emmeline Wells; middle row, Phoebe Woodruff, Isabelle Horne, Eliza R. Snow, Zina Young, Marinda Hyde; back row, Dr. Ellis R. Shipp, Bathsheba W. Smith, Elizabeth Howard, D. .

Emmeline Wells is my grandmother's great aunt! Leading women of Utah front row, from left, Jane S. Smith, Elizabeth Howard, Dr. Romania Pratt Penrose in this, Utah State Historical Society photo. Zina Young was the third Relief Society general president and was succeeded by Bathsheba W. Smith, who was succeeded by Emmeline Wells. Uta. Queen of Makeovers ♥. Ancestors - Mother's Side. Early life An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. She served as the fifth Relief Society General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1910 until her death. Emmeline Blanche Woodward was born in on February 29, 1828 in Petersham, Massachusetts An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B.

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The template below (Infobox Latter Day Saint biography) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. In 1852, she became his seventh wife, bearing him three daughters, their early marriage was distant, as Daniel Wells was heavily involved in civic and church duties and had six other families  .

Emmeline B. Wells served as a public figure for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints for fifty years at the end of the nineteenth century. She edited the Woman’s Exponent, represented LDS women in national women’s organizations, defended her religion in the nation’s capitol, and worked to mitigate anti-Mormon sentiments. In 1910, at age eighty-two, she became Relief Society General President.Wells was a leading figure in LDS politics and women’s suffrage, helping to close the gap of misunderstanding between church members and the general public. Soon after her death in 1921, she was honored with a marble bust in the Utah’s capital building, the simple inscription aptly reading only “A Fine Soul Who Served Us.” 


Reviews about An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B Wells, 1870-1920 (Biographies in Latter-day Saint History) (3):
Kabandis
Although I have no reason to doubt the facts presented in this biography, the author has done what I would have figured would be very difficult to do - make the story of Emmeline Wells seem somewhat dull. I am not LDS myself, but I have found what little I have been able to learn about this woman to be a fascinating story of an early feminist. I think the mistake the author makes is to focus entirely on the public accomplishments of the woman while ignoring the fascinating personal story that fueled her many accomplishments in the first place.

I first encountered Emmeline Wells' story in a one woman play performed by Joan Oviatt entitled "Sixth Wife" that manages to mix both the personal and public life of the woman into one performance and fueled my interest in her biography. If you think you are remotely interested in Emmeline's story, I suggest you check it out. Suffice it to say that Emmeline was converted to Mormonism at 14, married at 15, was deserted by her husband at 16 as well as losing her first child a month after his birth, became a plural wife the first time at 17, migrated with the Mormons to Utah, was left a widow with 2 children at 22, and proposed to and married Daniel Wells, the mayor of Salt Lake City, at 24 becoming his sixth wife. Both plural marriages rescued both her and her children from poverty. The financial freedom that her marriage to Wells gave her, added to the psychological rescue that her second marriage afforded her, were behind her firm belief in polygamy that seems opposed to her feminist views, if you don't know the whole story. So, as you can see, her story is not a dull one.

If you are planning on doing academic research on Emmeline Wells, this book is probably essential reading. However, if you are just looking for an interesting biography of a very interesting woman, you should probably pass on this book since the "whys" are missing due to the absence of personal biographical information.
Musical Aura Island
This is a very thorough and well-written book about a remarkable woman. I found it inspirational and interesting. This is not a light read, the style is pretty academic and heavy.. and truthfully I felt it could have moved a bit quicker. But it's well-researched, and comprehensive. Although the writing style was a bit slow - the simple history of her life just kept me wanting to read more. The author is presently working on another volume to cover the personal aspects of her life.
Ariurin
Some women overcome lots of odds and keep busy more than I can imagine. I enjoy Exponent II a today version of what Emmeline started long ago.

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