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After the 1872 publication of Expose', Fanny Stenhouse became a celebrity in the cultural wars between Mormons and much of America. An English convert, she had grown disillusioned with the Mormon Church and polygamy, which her husband practiced before associating with a circle of dissident Utah intellectuals and merchants. Stenhouse’s critique of plural marriage, Brigham Young, and Mormonism was also a sympathetic look at Utah’s people and honest recounting of her life. Before long, she created a new edition, titled "Tell It All," which ensured her notoriety in Utah and popularity elsewhere but turned her thoughtful memoir into a more polemical, true expose' of Polygamy. Since 1874, it has stayed in print, in multiple, varying editions. The original book, meanwhile, is less known, though more readable. Tracing the literary history of Stenhouse’s important piece of Americana, Linda DeSimone rescues an important autobiographical and historical record from the baggage notoriety brought to it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Reckoning with Fanny Stenhouse
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. Exposé of Polygamy in Utah: A Lady’s Life among the Mormons
  2. p. 23
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  1. To the Reader
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 29-33
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. 34
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  1. Chapter I
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Chapter II
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. Chapter III
  2. pp. 39-42
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  1. Chapter IV
  2. pp. 43-46
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  1. Chapter V
  2. pp. 47-53
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  1. Chapter VI
  2. pp. 54-59
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  1. Chapter VII
  2. pp. 60-63
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  1. Chapter VIII
  2. pp. 65-68
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  1. Chapter IX
  2. pp. 69-73
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  1. Chapter X
  2. pp. 75-79
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  1. Chapter XI
  2. pp. 81-85
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  1. Chapter XII
  2. pp. 86-91
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  1. Chapter XIII
  2. pp. 93-99
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  1. Chapter XIV
  2. pp. 100-106
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  1. Chapter XV
  2. pp. 107-117
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  1. Chapter XVI
  2. pp. 118-122
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  1. Chapter XVII
  2. pp. 124-128
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  1. Chapter XVIII
  2. pp. 129-139
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  1. Chapter XIX
  2. pp. 141-150
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  1. Chapter XX
  2. pp. 151-155
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  1. APPENDIX
  2. pp. 156-167
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  1. Epilogue: The 1872 Exposé of Polygamy Compared with the 1874 “Tell It All”
  2. pp. 168-171
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  1. Appendix: List of Editions
  2. pp. 172-178
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874217148
Related ISBN
9780874217131
MARC Record
OCLC
437415416
Pages
198
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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