BOOK SPOTLIGHT–Fort Douglas by Nancy Foshee


Fort Douglass by Nancy Foshee

  • ISBN-13: 978-1477279694
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Paperback: 258 pagesBOOK DESCRIPTION:
    Utahans had been denied statehood for more than forty years, primarily because of the state’s connection to polygamy. Then in 1890, the Mormon Church published the Woodruff Manifesto ending plural marriages, and the promise of statehood was granted. Many Mormon husbands either kept their multiple wives or provided separate accommodations for them and their children. But some sent their wives away expecting them to fend for themselves. As a result, many formerly married Mormon women in Salt Lake City had to work as prostitutes in the brothels. It is in this volatile community that Abigail Randolph finds herself at the beginning of Fort Douglas. Raised in Kentucky on her grandparents’ horse farm and educated at Smith College, Abigail Randolph had rarely seen her father who was now a colonel in the army. Then in 1895, he invites her to visit Fort Douglas where he is the commanding 

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