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Emma Lee

Juanita Brooks

Publication Year: 2012

 Emma Lee is the classic biography of one of John D. Lee's plural wives. Emma experienced the best and worst of polygamy and came as near to the Mountain Meadows Massacre as anyone could without participating first hand. 

Published by: Utah State University Press

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pp. vii

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pp. 1-12

Juanita Brooks was approaching the end of a long and illustrious writing career when she published Emma Lee in 1975. Born Juanita Leavitt in 1898 to a pioneering polygamous family at Bunkerville in southern Nevada, she grew up in a Mormon community that was isolated by desert miles as well as by the customs of one of the most...

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Emma Batchelor of England

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pp. 13-52

The carving on her headstone says that Emma Batchelor was born in Uckfield, Sussex County, England, April 21, 1836, and died November 16, 1897. From family records we learn that she was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Divel Batchelor and had a sister, Frances, and a brother, Henry, and very probably another sister who remained in England....

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Emma Lee of Lonely Dell

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pp. 53-94

Emma stretched her legs, turned onto her back, and looked up at the wagon cover. The three little bonnets, suspended from the bow above her, glowed in the misty light like red lanterns, symbolic of her brave front during the preparations to move again, this time to the jumping-off place of the world. As they made the descent last night...

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Doctor Grandma French of Winslow

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pp. 95-108

Emma stretched, straightened her legs to almost touch the foot of the bed, and raised her arms above her head. She had been dreamingcrazy, mixed-up dreams without sense. She had been back in Old England with her brother, Henry, and then suddenly she seemed to be in a place, new and strange, raw, desolate, with only a few scattered...


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pp. 109-112

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E-ISBN-13: 9780874213928
Print-ISBN-13: 9780874211214

Page Count: 120
Publication Year: 2012