On February 16, we were pleased to hear from Pulitzer prize-winning author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, who spoke as part of the visiting Mormon scholars lecture series. Her lecture was entitled Rethinking the Position of Women in Early Mormonism. You can watch the entire lecture here:
Recipient of a 1991 Pulitzer Prize for her chronicle of a courageous Maine housewife in A Midwife’s Tale, Ulrich came to Claremont Graduate University on February 16 to discuss her portrait of women’s lives during Mormonism’s formative years in A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870.
Ulrich’s new book has been hailed as a moving, dazzling work that recovers the challenges and sorrows of pioneering Mormon women. According to the New York Times Book Review, “the work of dedicated and imaginative historians like Ulrich allows us access to lost worlds.”
The lecture was sponsored by the CGU Mormon Studies Council and School of Arts & Humanities.