The Resource Elder Northfields Home : or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar, a story of the Blighting Curse of Polygamy, A. Jennie Bartlett ; edited and with an introduction by Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource/)

Elder Northfields Home : or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar, a story of the Blighting Curse of Polygamy, A. Jennie Bartlett ; edited and with an introduction by Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource/)

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Elder Northfields Home : or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar, a story of the Blighting Curse of Polygamy
Title
Elder Northfields Home
Title remainder
or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar, a story of the Blighting Curse of Polygamy
Statement of responsibility
A. Jennie Bartlett ; edited and with an introduction by Nicole Tonkovich
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The practice of plural marriage, commonly known as polygamy, stirred intense controversy in postbellum America until 1890, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first officially abolished the practice. Elder Northfields Home, published by A. Jennie Bartlett in 1882, is both a staunchly antipolygamy novel and a call for the sentimental repatriation of polygamys victims. Her book traces the fate of a virtuous and educated English immigrant woman, Marion Wescott, who marries a Mormon elder, Henry Northfield. Shocked when her husband violates his promise not to take a second wife, Marion attempts to flee during the night, toddler son in her arms, pulling her worldly possessions in his toy wagon. She returns to her husband, however, and the balance of the novel traces the effects of polygamy on Marion, Henry, and their children; their eventual rejection of plural marriage; and their return to a normal and healthy family structure. Nicole Tonkovichs critical introduction includes both historical contextualization and comments on selected primary documents, providing a broader look at the general publics reception of the practice of polygamy in the nineteenth century.--
  • Nineteenth-century novel that advocates the abolition of plural marriage in the Mormon religion and the repatriation of former practitioners by tracing the marital misfortunes of a Mormon convert--
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Dewey number
813/.4
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2964.S838
LC item number
E43 2014eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers
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Elder Northfields Home : or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar, a story of the Blighting Curse of Polygamy, A. Jennie Bartlett ; edited and with an introduction by Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource/)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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online
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22573/ctt1d9jxr4
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Elder Northfields Home : or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar, a story of the Blighting Curse of Polygamy, A. Jennie Bartlett ; edited and with an introduction by Nicole Tonkovich, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://massasoit.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&authtype=cookie%2Cip%2Ccpid&custid=massas&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=928093
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898279495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1d9jxr4

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