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              Books by Jessie L. Embry

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              Utah in the Twentieth Century
               

              Utah in the Twentieth Century (Hardback)

              Edited by Cannon, Brian Q.; Embry, Jessie L.

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              The twentieth could easily be Utah's most interesting, complex century, yet popular ideas of what is history seem mired in the nineteenth. One reason may be the lack of readily available writing on more recent Utah history. This collection of essays shifts historical focus forwar...d to the twentieth, which began and ended with questions of Utah's fit with the rest of the nation. In between was an extended period of getting acquainted in an uneasy but necessary marriage, which was complicated by the push of economic development and pull of traditional culture, demand for natural resources from a fragile and scenic environment, and questions of who governs and how, who gets a vote, and who controls what is done on and to the contested public lands. Outside trade and a tourist economy increasingly challenged and fed an insular society. Activists left and right declaimed constitutional liberties while Utah's Native Americans become the last enfranchised in the nation. Proud contributions to national wars contrasted with denial of deep dependence on federal money; the skepticism of provocative writers, with boosters eager for growth; and reflexive patriotism somehow bonded to ingrained distrust of federal government.
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              ISBN 9780874217445
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2009
              Publisher Utah State University Press
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              Immigrants in the Far West: Historical Identities and Experiences
               

              Immigrants in the Far West: Historical Identities and Experiences (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Embry, Jessie L.; Cannon, Brian Q.

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              Showcases the cutting-edge research and innovative approaches that a new generation of scholars is bringing to the study of immigration in the American West. Contributors illuminate factors that have galvanized immigration and the ways that agency, cultural resources, institution...s, and societal attitudes have shaped immigrant experiences.
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              ISBN 9781607813804
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2015
              Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West
               

              Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              Edited by Embry, Jessie L.

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              The essays in this volume show how oral history can increase understanding of work and community in the twentieth century American West. Here an array of oral historians--including folklorists, librarians, and public historians--record what they have learned from people who have ...made their communities and have made history.
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              ISBN 9780816530175
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2013
              Publisher University of Arizona Press
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              Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle
                

              Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Embry, Jessie L.

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              Mormons and non-Mormons all have their views about how polygamy was practiced in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jessie L. Embry has examined the participants themselves in order to understand how men and w...omen living a nineteenth-century Victorian lifestyle adapted to polygamy. Based on records and oral histories with husbands, wives, and children who lived in Mormon polygamous households, this study explores the diverse experiences of individual families and stereotypes about polygamy.The interviews are in some cases the only sources of primary information on how plural families were organized. In addition, children from monogamous families who grew up during the same period were interviewed to form a comparison group. When carefully examined, most of the stereotypes about polygamous marriages do not hold true. In this work it becomes clear that Mormon polygamous families were not much different from Mormon monogamous families and non-Mormon families of the same era. Embry offers a new perspective on the Mormon practice of polygamy that enables readers to gain better understanding of Mormonism historically.
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              ISBN 9781589580985
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
              Publisher Greg Kofford Books, Inc.
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              Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle
                

              Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle (Hardback)

              By Embry, Jessie L.

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              Mormons and non-Mormons alike have their views of how polygamy was practiced by Latter-day Saints during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Based on records and oral histories with husbands, wives, and children of Mormon polygamous households, this study explores the diverse... experiences of individual families and stereotypes about polygamy.
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              ISBN 9781589581142
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
              Publisher Greg Kofford Books, Inc.
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