Tell It All

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Applewood Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 634 pages
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Englishwoman Fanny Stenhouse arrived in Utah in 1857 with her husband, newspaperman T.B.H. Stenhouse. Mr. Stenhouse was a missionary and elder of the Mormon Church and a practicing polygamist. Fanny's unvarnished, ""true history by a real Mormon woman"" was a sensational expose of Mormonism and a plea for women to be freed from the institution of multiple marriage. In her sympathetic preface, Harriet Beecher Stowe says, ""Let every happy wife and mother who reads these lines give her sympathy, prayers, and efforts to free her sisters from this degrading bondage.""

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b. 1829

Born in England in 1829, the author of "Tell It All" married American newspaperman T.B.H. Stenhouse, an elder of the Mormon Church and practicing polygamist. T.B.H. later became dissatisfied with some of the faith's practices. He and Fanny would eventually withdraw from the church. With her husband's support and encouragement, as well as a growing interest from the public, Fanny wrote her "true history by a real Mormon woman.