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A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

A Conversation with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich grew up in Sugar City, Idaho, and in the late 50s, she figured she would just “get married and have children.” So it may surprise you to hear that she coined the phrase “well-behaved women seldom make history.” Ulrich is a Mormon, a feminist, a Harvard professor, and a Pulitzer Prize-winner. She’s dedicated her career to telling the stories of early American women and helping modern women find their voices. She’s in Utah, and joins Doug on Monday.

  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's books include A Midwife's Tale, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History and her new book A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 [Independent Bookstores|Amazon|Audible]
  • On Tuesday, January 10, Ulrich will speak at Benchmark Books, 3269 S Main St in Salt Lake City, at 6:00 p.m. [More Information]
  • On Wednesday, January 11, Ulrich will give a lecture entitled "Women's Activism in Early Utah" at the Salt Lake City Public Library. That begins at 7:00 p.m. [Details]