The Women: A Family Story (Hardback)Kerry William Bate (author)
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Kerry Bate proceeds on the premise that a story centering on The Women of the clan could provide fresh perspective and insight. He portrays real people with wellrounded, flawed characters; builds from deep research; writes with a bit of style; and includes the rich context and detail of these lives. His main subjects are four generations of impressive women: the pioneer Catherine Campbell Steele; her daughter Young Elizabeth, the first Mormon child born in Utah; Kate, an accomplished community leader; and Sarah, a gifted seamstress trapped in an unhappy marriage. To enter their hardscrabble lives in small southern Utah communities is to meet women who pioneered in modest but determined ways.
Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 975 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
"A detailed, lively, local history. The author has done an astonishing amount of recording and transcribing of oral histories, and it often brings characters to life in a wonderful way."
--Todd Compton, author of A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary
"The Women gives specific information about nearly every aspect of life on the American frontier--housing, food, medicine, animals, transportation, gas, and later electrical lighting. It personalizes a great many things that are often discussed only in general or technical and impersonal terms."
--Colleen Keyes Whitley, author of Worth Their Salt: Notable but Often Unnoted Women of Utah and Worth Their Salt, Too: More Notable but Often Unnoted Women
"Meticulously researched through oral history and primary and secondary documents, this lengthy work of family history represents a standard to which genealogists everywhere might aspire....Enhanced with numerous black-and-white photographs of people, places, letters, certificates, and even house plans, this is an exemplary work of family history, sure to have wide appeal."--Association for Mormon Letters
"A genealogical treasure trove....This history also includes family stories about neighbors, local communities, church leaders, and even a visit by Warren Harding to southern Utah in 1923....Bate weaves together a story that includes family loyalty, love, forgiveness, and respect. "--Utah Historical Review
"A guide for genealogists everywhere on how to present their research in an engaging and scholarly fashion. The book also gives a fascinating look at life in southwestern Utah from around 1850 to 1950."--The Journal of Mormon History
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