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Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xxix

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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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Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 1800 x 2600 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
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
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 xxix
Description perceived as men's polygamous nature: "Since Christ taught, it has become general among Christians to consider monogamy right, without ceasing to act as they did when polygamy had become the rule." Before her visit to St. George, Elizabeth was defensively fearful and disapproving of the religion her husband showed such interest in, referring to the Mormons as misguided, lost, barbarous and unchristian. In St. George she listened curiously and carefully to Brigham Young and others. She sympathet- ically recounted Young's stories of Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Mormon church, of conversions, and of life- changing miracles. Even her outrage over polygamy dimmed. She seemed to enjoy manifesting confusion over which polyga- mous Sister Snow invited her to dinner, and she occasionally showed condescension as she considered the lot of multiple wives compared to her status as an only, cherished wife. Never- theless, by the end of her visit, she exhibited a deeper under- standing of the rewards, loves, and satisfactions Mormon women found in their marriages, whether polygamous or monoga- mous. Her journal is well worth reading for its illustration of this unique woman's changing thoughts and convictions as well as for her impressions of St. George society in the 1870s. Mary Karen Bowen Solomon xxix
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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 327959
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327959