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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... president returned to Utah in April 1904 , Smoot wrote to him that a Mrs. Stanley was going to state before the committee that Lillian Hamlin told her she " was married to Abram H. Cannon by President Jos . F. Smith , at sea etc. " In ...
... Smith's testimony . Smith himself felt that he had done little to further Smoot's chances for being permanently seated . After the church president's 22 March 1904 testimony , Smoot's secre- tary Carl Badger recorded in his diary that Smith ...
... President Smith did indeed present a " Second Manifesto " to the Saints for their sustaining vote . " Inasmuch as there are numerous reports in circulation that plural marriages have been entered into contrary to the official ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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