Jessie L. Embry

JESSIE L. EMBRY is Assistant Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and an instructor of history at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Grain Storage: The Balance of Power Between Priesthood Authority and Relief Society Autonomy

Articles/Essays – Volume 15, No. 4

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Exiles for the Principle: LDS Polygamy in Canada

Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 3

Dialogue 18.3 (Fall 1985): 108–116
Embry describes the role that polygamy played in the forming of Cardston Canada, both Pre-Manifesto and Post Manifesto.

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Mothers and Daughters in Polygamy

Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 3

Dialogue 18.3 (Fall 1985): 99–107
An analysis of what the individual wives’ roles are in the 19th century among plural marriages. Embry and Bradley make the argument that the daughters in a polygamous relationship pay attention to how their own mom is doing, which determines whether or not when they are older they enter into a polygamous relationship.

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Burden or Pleasure? A Profile of LDS Polygamous Husbands

Articles/Essays – Volume 20, No. 4

Dialogue 20.4 (Winter 1987): 158–166
Despite what researchers have said over the years regarding for why men married plural wives, Embry argues that a significant portion of husbands married plural wives because of their religious beliefs.

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Separate but Equal?: Black Brothers, Genesis Groups, or Integrated Wards?

Articles/Essays – Volume 23, No. 1

Dialogue 23.1 (Spring 1990): 11–36
A history of Black LDS social groups and organizations. The Genesis Group gave African Americans a better chance to connect with fellow African Americans through frequent socials. The first group was founded in Salt Lake City. Even being based in Utah, they couldn’t depend on a lot of outside support from other members or Church leaders, which became isolating for them.

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Speaking for Themselves: LDS Ethnic Groups Oral History Project

Articles/Essays – Volume 25, No. 4

Dialogue 25.4 (Winter 1992): 99–11-
An oral history project on ethnic wards and branches.

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Ethnic Groups and the LDS Church

Articles/Essays – Volume 25, No. 4

Dialogue 25.2 (Summer 1992): 81–96
A history of ethnic wards and branches as the church struggled with integration vs. segregation of immigrant communities.

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Unanswered Questions: The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism By Grant Underwood

Articles/Essays – Volume 28, No. 2

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Without Purse or Scrip

Articles/Essays – Volume 29, No. 3

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Fundamentalist Polygamists: Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society by Irwin Altman and Joseph Ginat

Articles/Essays – Volume 30, No. 3

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A Part of History Overlooked: Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah

Articles/Essays – Volume 31, No. 3

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Folk Ideas of Mormon Pioneers

Articles/Essays – Volume 31, No. 3

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Mahonri Young: His Life and Art by Thomas E. Toone

Articles/Essays – Volume 32, No. 2

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