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Navigating the establishment of Mormon womanhood from 1872-1890 in the Exponent shows how Mormon women related to their outer world, their inner world, and themselves. This thesis analyzes the thoughts, feelings, and desires of a complex sociocultural grouping, and asks the reader to question their own attitudes towards gender and culture. The rhetoric of Mormon womanhood in the Exponent and the culture from which it stemmed have implications for understanding both “the rights of the women of Zion, and the rights of the women of all nations.”
Harrington, Meaghan, "Limitation, Liberation, and The Latter-day Saints: The Establishment of Mormon Womanhood in The Woman’s Exponent, 1872-1890" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses, Hollins University. 64.