For the Mormon History Association conference, I will be on the “Mormons in the Pacific and Asia” panel on Saturday from 2:00-3:30pm.
Here is my paper title and abstract:
“No Purse or Scrip: Analysis of Three Accommodations in Asia for a Working Class Mormon Missionary in the 1850s”
This presentation will compare working class and middle to upper class missionaries and how they fared with “no purse or scrip” in Asia. We’ll analyze their living conditions and the money they earned from different sources. I’ll be looking at how language patterns, socio-economic status, expectations, etc impacted these experiences.