chapter
30 Pages

The End of an Era Modern Feminism Replaces the Woman Movement, 1910-1925

Antipolygamy forces did not disappear after their unsuccessful 1907 attempt to unseat Senator Reed Smoot, but continued for another decade or more. Protestant ministers continued to work for an antipolygamy amendment through the National Reform Association.1 Many of the women's groups that had opposed B.H. Roberts and Smoot also continued to work for an antipolygamy amendment and some sought to expel the Mormon women from organized women's groups. A few individuals (Corinne Allen, Frank J. Cannon, Mrs. Lulu L. Shepard) comprised a core, die-hard contingent behind these last antipolygamy and anti-Mormon attacks.