Elect Ladies

Elect Ladies
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Elect Ladies
Author Janet Peterson Author Larene Gaunt
Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990

Elect Ladies

Reviewer Mary S. Richards

Latter-day Saint women's history is finally coming into its own as a mature, sophisticated field. No longer satisfying are the staples of much of the "first wave" of this history—vignettes about the first Latter-day Saint woman to attend medical school or to be invited to the White House, often written to prove that Latter-day Saint women were "there, too." As John Hope Franklin remarked to me years ago about Afro-American history, "Black history will finally have come of age when it no longer feels it necessary to chronicle the first black person to have gone ice fishing."

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