Women of Faith in the Latter Days : Volume 2, 1821-1845
Salt Lake City, UT
Deseret Book Company
[2013 John Whitmer Historical Association winner for Best Anthology Award]
This groundbreaking series recounts the lives of women of faith and dedication in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Often using the women's own words, these stories share their trials, their triumphs, and their testimonies.
This volume, the second in a series of seven, features women born between 1821 and 1845 and presents both well-known women and previously obscure ones whose lives of faith also deserve emulation. They lived in an age when Latter-day Saint leaders emphasized the literal gathering of Israel, and, for that reason, the stories you will find here include accounts of the trek to Utah and the settlement of new communities in the West.
You will encounter not only such well-known figures as women's rights advocate Emmeline B. Wells and Relief Society general president Zina D.H. Young but also a convert of African descent who walked from New York to Nauvoo, a London seamstress who survived the events that befell the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company, a Norwegian native determined to support her family amidst famine, and an Australian Saint shipwrecked en route to Zion. [Publisher]