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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... Ervil LeBaron's " Priesthood Expounded " and sent it to Tucker . With his influence among other missionaries , Tucker gathered about him a small core of sympathizers , including J. Bruce Wakeham , Stephen M. Silver , Daniel Jor- dan ...
... Ervil LeBaron had orchestrated the murder . Funeral services for Allred were held on 14 May 1977 at the Bingham High School auditorium - the only facility in the area large enough to accom- modate the anticipated thousands of mourners ...
... Ervil LeBaron had been found dead at 5:30 a.m. in his maximum security cell at the Utah State Prison . Cause of death : a massive heart attack . Two days later Verlan LeBaron , whom Ervil had ordered murdered on at least two occasions ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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