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Context and Background The Mormon Question and Women's History

This is a study of the role of women in the anti-Mormon agitation within the Vnited States from 1870 to 1925, the impact of this movement on organized suffrage, and the meanings of the rhetoric it employed. For most of the nineteenth century and into the first decade of the twentieth, the Mormons (popular term for the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)! were in conflict with the larger V.S. society in a struggle over their religious adherence to the practice of polygamy.2