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Women in Utah History

Paradigm or Paradox?

edited by Patricia Lyn Scott and Linda Thatcher

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A project of the Utah Women's History Association and cosponsored by the Utah State Historical Society, Women in Utah History: Paradigm or Paradox? provides the first thorough survey of the complicated history of all Utah women. Some of the finest historians studying Utah examine the spectrum of significant social and cultural topics in the state's history that particularly have involved or affected women. The contents are as follows:

  • A Comparison of Utah Mormon Polygamous and Monogamous Women: Jessie L. Embry and Lois Kelley
  • Innovation and Accommodation: the Legal Status of Women in Territorial Utah, 1847-96: Lisa Madsen Pearson and Carol Cornwall Madsen
  • Conflict and Contributions: Women in Utah Churches, 1847-1920: John Sillito
  • Utah's Ethnic Women: Helen Z. Papanikolas
  • The Professionalization of Utah's Farm Women, 1890-1940: Cynthia Sturgis
  • Gainfully Employed Women in Utah: Miriam B. Murphy
  • From Schoolmarm to State Superintendent: The Changing Role of Women in Utah Education, 1847-2004: Mary Clark and Patricia Lyn Scott
  • Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood: Utah Women's Clubs and Associations, 1847-1977: Jill Mulvay Derr
  • Women of Letters in Utah:Gary Topping
  • Utah Women in the Arts: Martha Sontag Bradley-Evans
  • Women in Politics: Power in the Public Sphere: Kathryn L. MacKay
  • Utah Women's Life Stages: 1850-1940: Jessie L. Embry


The Western Historical Quarterly, Summer 2007, by Susan H. Swetnam


Patricia Lyn Scott is a certified archivist and a historian with degrees from Southern Utah University, Wayne State University, and the University of Utah. She retired from the Utah State Archives in 2005 and is currently an executive director of the Mormon History Association.

Linda Thatcher is the coordinator of collections management for the Utah State Historical Society.

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  • Paperback Price: $22.95
  • Ebook Price: $18.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $5.99
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-516-8
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Pages: 456
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Patricia Lyn Scott and Linda Thatcher
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-625-7
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