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Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xviii

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Title A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909
Subject Polygamy; Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909--Diaries; Mormons--Utah--Saint George--Social life and customs; Mormon women--Utah--Saint George--Diaries; Saint George (Utah)--Social life and customs; St. George (Utah)
Description The journal of Elizabeth Kane covers the period of time she and her husband, General Thomas L. Kane, spent in St. George during the 1870's. Her particular interests were St. George and the surrounding area, Mormons and Mormonism, Indians, and the lives and roles of women. Preface and notes by Norman R. Bowen. Profile of Elizabeth Kane by Mary Karen Bowen Solomon.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Bowen, Norman R.; Bowen-Solomon, Mary Karen; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, Lyman S.
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 14
Coverage 1872-1873
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Back Book
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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 834.S15 K36 1995
ARK ark:/87278/s6q81cb6
Topic Mormons; Diaries; Polygamy; Mormon women; Utah--Saint George
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328144
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6

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Title Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xviii
Description indeed. However, Thomas's convictions and conscience out- weighed his material ambitions. Within the first three years of his marriage, he first sacrificed his career as an attorney because of his indignation over the fugitive slave law; then in 1857 he resigned his court clerkship at the onset of the Utah War to go to the rescue of his friends, the Mormons. A clash between Mormon and federal government forces seemed imminent due to many factors, prominent among which was a misunder- standing of conditions in Utah. The immediate past history of persecution in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois fostered Mormon distrust of the federal government, heightening the tension. The Mormons were committed to defending themselves despite any odds. Thomas believed he had the trust of both parties and he could mediate the difficulties to avert open warfare. Although the Kane records and letters show that President James Buchanan strongly though unofficially encouraged Thomas to go to Salt Lake City, Kane's position was ambiguous. Gov- ernment commission and remuneration for his efforts were vaguely promised. However, concerned by threatening hostili- ties between the Mormons and federal troops sent to put down the "Mormon Rebellion," Kane did not wait for an official commission but left for Utah immediately with only a presi- dential letter of introduction. He left his twenty-year-old wife, their toddler daughter Harriet, and new baby son, Elisha Kent, dependent upon his parents. Though Elizabeth encouraged her husband to go, she worried about him for several reasons. A journal entry for November 18, 1870, reveals her concerns over his 1857 trip "13 years ago today I thought my heart was broken." She missed her husband; she xv111
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327948
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327948