Mormon Polygamy: A History
Signature Books, 1989 - 255 Seiten
In this comprehensive survey of Mormon Polygamy, Richard Van Wagoner details, with precision and detachment, the tumultuous reaction among insiders and outsiders to plural marriage. In an honest, methodical way, he traces the origins, the peculiarities common to the midwestern and later Utah periods, and post-1890 new marriages. Drawing heavily on first-hand accounts, he outlines the theological underpinnings and the personal trauma associated with this lifestyle.
What emerges is a portrait that neither discounts nor exaggerates the historical evidence. He presents polygamy in context, neither condemning nor defending, while relevant contemporary accounts are treated sympathetically but interpreted critically. No period of Mormon history is emphasized over another. The result is a systematic view that is unavailable in studies of isolated periods or in the repetitions of folklore that only disguise the reality of what polygamy was.
Scattered throughout the western United States today are an estimated 30,000 fundamentalist Mormons who still live “the principle.” They, too, are a part of Joseph Smith's legacy and are included in this study.
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A History Richard S. Van Wagoner. attained they hoped plural marriage could
again be openly practiced under lenient or amended state laws . Apostle John
Henry Smith discussed this in a 3 April 1888 letter to his cousin , Joseph F . Smith
The Joseph Eckersley Journal , 2 - 6 Sept . 1903 , implies that Apostle F . M .
Lyman was the lone apostle who interpreted the Manifesto as banning new
polygamy , and " he was not in harmony with the rest of the Apostles on that
subject . ” 7 .
Noting that he was a subject of the Canadian government , Taylor added in his
16 March 1904 letter , “ In my official labors as an apostle in the Church , I hold
myself entirely subject to your directions , but in a matter so personal and purely ...
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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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