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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In 1935 Short Creek was a small town of twenty houses plus a combination store
and gas station, with a post office serving patrons on alternate days. Several
polygamist Mormon families had moved into the area and joined with other plural
Governor J. Howard Pyle climaxed the more than two years of planning that had
gone into the raid by issuing a radio report that Short Creek was "dedicated to the
wicked theory that every maturing girl child should be forced into the bondage ...
In addition, editors of the Arizona Free Press pointed out that attorneys for the
107 Short Creek defendants were demanding separate trials for each defendant.
Legal expenses for the 107 trials would be prohibitively high for Maricopa County
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - bibliostuff - LibraryThing
Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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