"Sentimentality and Plurality in Nineteenth Century Mormonism"
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University. She is the author of many articles and books on early American history, including A Midwife’s Tale, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991. Through a close examination of artifacts as well as written documents, this lecture will explore an ongoing tension in nineteenth-century Mormonism between piety and romantic love.
In some circles she is best known for the “accidental slogan” that became the title of her 2007 book, Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History.