From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Midwife's Tale- a revelatory and intimate look at the world of early Mormon women, whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit.
LAUREL THATCHER ULRICH was born in Sugar City, Idaho. She holds degrees from the University of New Hampshire, University of Utah, and Simmons College. She is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and past president of the American Historical Association. As a MacArthur Fellow, Ulrich worked on the PBS documentary based on A Midwife's Tale. Her work is also featured on an award-winning website called dohistory.org. She is immediate past president of the Mormon History Association.
"Ulrich allows us access to lost worlds." --The New York
Times Book Review "Ulrich stitches together diaries, poems,
meeting minutes, and quilt designs into a fascinating history of
women's lives." --Harper's "As crucial as it is fascinating
. . . It's no secret that history is full of people, often women,
whose usually unpaid labor allowed famous men to make their marks
on the world. . . . Historians like Ulrich make sure they're not
forgotten." --Time "Movingly portrays believers' early
struggles. . . . Ulrich is a gifted historian whose works have
forged new paths in women's studies." --The Boston Globe
"[An] empathetic account of the women of early Mormonism. . . .
Ulrich describes the daily lives of these women in attentive
detail, their sorrows . . . their stubborn strength, and their
willingness to defy social norms. To the astonishment of the
outside world, the same women who vigorously defended multiple
marriages also fought for--and won--female suffrage." --The New