Year of Polygamy: Mormon Women in Prison, Episode 71

Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women, Toronto, prisoners, 1880
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WOMEN PRISONERS – TASMANIA 1870
(1880-1958), English suffragettes in prison dress
Women’s Social and Political Union in prison uniform and newspaper
19th-century female workers in Lowell, Massachusetts were arguably the first to use the term “wage slave”.

Join Lindsay as she interviews scholars Lorie Winder Stromberg and Sarah Barringer Gordon about Mormon women who were imprisoned for practicing polygamy in the 19th Century.

 

 

Links mentioned in this podcast:

Lorie’s essay can be found in the Second Edition of the Persistence of Polygamy

Old newspaper headline about Mormon Women imprisoned for polygamy

 

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