Mormon Missionary Wives in Nineteenth-century Polynesia
Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F.,Neilson, Reid L.
Proclamation to the People : Nineteenth-century Mormonism and the Pacific Basin Frontier
Salt Lake City
The Univeristy of Utah Press
Madsen gives a brief overview of the wives of Mormon missionaries, and discussess how their presence in the field expanded the boundaries of the religious and social spheres. Madsen also discusses the factors that contributed to a more clearly defined and diversified expectation for Mormon missionary wives and how they became direct contributors to the missionary effort.