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Collection Reference Number GLC04893
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1880s 
Title Ann Eliza Young to the chairman of an anit-Mormonism meeting
Date 23 January 1882
Author Young, Ann Eliza (b. 1844)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written to the chairman of an anti-Mormonism meeting to be held in Farwell Hall, Chicago. The former wife of Brigham Young denounces Mormonism as a "Political, social and religious monstrosity." Young left Mormonism eight years earlier and welcomes the public sentiment against it. She criticizes the Mormon hierarchy and the bigotry of Mormon men toward the women of Utah. She decries polygamy and its effects on women, and believes that if given the chance, Mormon women will rebel against the system that they have been innocently born into. The meeting Young refers to occurred on 22 February 1882. Its purpose was to urge the suppression of polygamy while the Edmunds Bill was pending in the House of Representatives.
Subjects Mormons  Woman Author  Children and Family  Marriage  Sexuality  Religion  Government and Civics  Women's History  
People Young, Ann Eliza (b. 1844)  Young, Brigham (1801-1877,  
Place written s.l.
Theme Religion; Westward Expansion; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Notes: With a contemporary broadside advertising books on Mormonism.
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945