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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... Mexico , we want you to tell him that we are NOT practicing polygamy in Mexico " ( H. G. Ivins , 5 ) . 2. Most Mormon polygamists in Canada brought only one of their plural wives across the border . Few , if any , plural marriages in ...
... Mexico for that very purpose , and others were going " ( Allred 1968 , 199 ) . 3 Though polygamy was illegal in the area of Mexico where Mormons had settled , Mexican officials , as previously noted , did not enforce such reg- ulations ...
... Mexico , we want you to tell him that we are NOT practicing polygamy in Mexico " ( H. G. Ivins , 5 ) .9 In addition , George Q. Cannon also gave Matthias Cowley permis- sion to marry couples polygamously . Cowley's sealings usually took ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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