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Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xxv

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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
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 834.S15 K36 1995
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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 xxv
Description perverted from their natural state, which is monogamous and spontaneously loyal and "Christian," by society's unnatural con- strictions on men and, even more, women. She commented, "The whole state of our humanity is now abnormal. Men and women grow up stimulated by the whole tone of the uncon- scious education they receive from their elders to look upon their intercourse simply from a sexual point of view." Related to this criticism was her abhorrence of the useless, unnatural positions women all too commonly filled. "The lives of our upper-class women are so denuded of occupation that they would go mad for want of something to do if they had any methodical habits. On the contrary, they are studiously taught `to waste time slowly."' She contrasted the useless frustration and waste of such women with the achievement of the excep- tional women, who, by choice or by circumstance, ignore society's strictures and work to provide necessities for their families or themselves. She characterized them as "blessed with real work . . . [and] a little method." Elizabeth's life, coping with the difficulties of poverty and bad health, illustrated her "theory." She learned, gained, and increased her abilities with every obstacle she confronted. With Thomas exhausted and in even worse health than usual from an unsuccessful congressional campaign in 1872, the Kanes responded to the letters and entreaties of Brigham Young and other Mormon church authorities in Salt Lake City to travel west and accompany President Young on his annual St. George sojourn. It was hoped Utah's sunny Dixie would help Kane regain his strength. The time spent in St. George is the period covered by Elizabeth's journal herein published. XX
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327955
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327955