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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But he was still in love with Zina , now a plural wife of Brigham Young . His letters to her were frequently heartrending . On 2 September 1852 he wrote : " O how happy I should be if I only could see you and the little children ...
M.A. thesis , Brigham Young University , 1981 . Jenson , Andrew , comp . ... “ Brigham Young's Family : The Wilderness Years . " Brigham Young University Studies 19 ( Summer 1979 ) : 474–500 . comp . and ed . The Personal Writings of ...
Brigham Young University Studies 15 ( Winter 1975 ) : 225-56 . Pratt , Teancum . Diary . LDS Archives . " The Present Status of Polygamy in the United States . ” McClures , Dec. 1910 , 242 . " President Woodruff on the Admission of Utah ...
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Van Wagoner writes a compelling account of early Mormon polygamy. A fascinating look at how one modern American religion's culture evolved from it's beginnings with in the mid-1800's until it's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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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