Mormon polygamy: a history
Signature Books, 1989 - 255 Seiten
An informative outline of the secret origins of Mormon polygamy, the peculiarities of the early practice, "unofficial" polygamous marriages at the turn-of-the-century and present-day fundamentalist Mormon groups which still practice polygamy.
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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
"Few men have ever lived who have manifested such integrity and such
unflinching moral and physical courage," George Q. Cannon and Joseph F.
Smith eulogized in the 26 July 1887 Deseret News. They lamented that Taylor
had been ...
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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