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Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective
edited by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher and Lavina Anderson
foreword by Jan Shipps
University of Illinois Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-252-06296-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01411-6
Library of Congress Classification BX8641.S56 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.3088042

This book of essays about Mormon women, all written and edited by scholars who are themselves Mormon women, is a brave and important work. Readers will fully appreciate just how brave and important it really is, however, if they can see how this work of historical theology fits into the history of historical writing about Mormon women, as well as how it fits into Mormon history itself.
"The women who contributed to this book are among the best of the Mormon literati . . . [they] hold that there is hope within the church for change, for reform, for expansion of the place of women." -- Women's Review of Books
"Historians of women in America have a great deal to learn from the history of Mormon women. This fine set of essays provides an excellent introduction to a subject about which we should all know more." -- Anne Firor Scott, author of Making the Invisible Woman Visible.
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