Mormon polygamy: a history
Signature Books, 1989 - 255 Seiten
In this comprehensive survey of LDS polygamy, Van Wagoner traces the origins of the theology in Ohio, the peculiarities common to the practice in the Midwest and later Utah, and the extent of post-1890 plural marriage in Utah, Canada, and Mexico. He includes a chapter on contemporary, fundamentalist polygamy, which claims about 20,000 adherents throughout the so-called Mormon Corridor. What emerges is a fascinating and epic story.
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Apostle Abraham H. Cannon noted in his 5 April 1894 diary that both George Q.
Cannon and Wilford Woodruff approved of such arrangements. "I believe in
concubinage," George Q. is recorded as saying, "or some plan whereby men and
Shortly after returning from this extensive trip, Woodruff and George Q. Cannon
left Salt Lake City for California. The Republican Party had recently come to
power with the election of Benjamin Harrison, and church leaders discussed the
Authorization was usually given by George Q. Cannon, who had initially
proposed that plural marriages continue to be performed in Mexico. Woodruff,
now nearing ninety, evidently preferred a system of "plausible deniability"
wherein he ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - amydross - LibraryThing
A truly fascinating work. I bought this book in a mainline LDS-run bookstore, so I can only imagine that it must have been approved by the church hierarchy. That said, it appears to be irreproachably ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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