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Episode 23 – Daughters in My Kingdom Chapter 2 – The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, Part One

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Episode 23 – Daughters in My Kingdom Chapter 2 – The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, Part One

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Join Alyssa, Lindsay, Kaimi and George Miller for another installment in the Daughters in My Kingdom series. This is a monthly series devoted to exploring a scholarly, uncorrelated history of women in the church. In this two-part episode, they discuss the history of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo (1842-1844). In the first episode, they discuss how the Relief Society was first formed, how the practice of polygamy had a strong impact on the proceedings of the early Relief Society meetings, and propose different theories about why the Relief Society was disbanded for the next 23 years of church history. Be sure to check out part two!

Image credit: Portrait of Emma Hale Smith, 1st President of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo and wife of Joseph Smith. This portrait was painted by Lee Green Richards.

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Previous podcasts in this series:

  • Daughters in My Kingdom Chapter One – Women in Early Christianity featuring Jana Riess and Jared Anderson.
  • Daughters in My Kingdom – The Lost Chapter featuring Claudia Bushman, George Miller and Kaimi.

The Official Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery’s Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith

Lindsay’s blog series: Remembering the Forgotten Women of Joseph Smith

Anne Frior Scott’s Natural Allies: Women’s Associations in American History

Daughters in My Kingdom Chapter Two: “Something Better”: The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo

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