Author to Discuss Divorce and Plural MarriageOGDEN, Utah – Prize-winning author, Kathryn Daynes, will discuss "A 19th Century Safety Valve: Divorce and Plural Marriage," on March 22 at 1 p.m. in Weber State University's Stewart Library Special Collections.
Daynes received the "Best Book of the Year on Mormon History" award from the Mormon History Association for "More Wives Than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System," published by the University of Illinois Press in 2001. She is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, specializing in 19th century American social and family history. Currently Daynes is co authoring two books – "Prosecution of Mormon Polygamists in Utah Territory" with Sarah Barringer Gordon, and "Plural Wives and Tangled Lives: Polygamy's Place in Mormon Society, 1850s 1880s" with Lowell "Ben" Bennion.
Daynes's lecture is sponsored by the Stewart Library, the Women's Studies Program and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences in conjunction with Women's History Month, and is free to the public.
For parking information, call the InfoBooth at (801) 626 6975. For other information, call John Sillito, archivist and curator of Special Collections, at (801) 626 6416.