Mormon History as Seen by Four Generations of Mormon Women The Four Zinas details the lives of four generations of remarkable and influential Mormon women: mother, daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter. Their lives collectively span and illuminate the complex and often turbulent experience of women in the LDS Church. In successive historical contexts (gender, polygamy, activism, and community), their lives raise difficult challenges to understanding Mormon women’s experience. I will discuss the dynamic of understanding women of history on their terms, in their times, while asking questions of and about them that are defined by the issues of our day.
Martha Sonntag Bradley