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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Badger noted in his 12 February 1905 journal that " from all I can learn , if
anything is done with Cowley and Taylor , by the leaders of the Church , it will be
because they are forced to do something . " Smoot suffered much pressure from
One of Taylor ' s plural wives told a son that in 1905 Joseph F . Smith had said to
both men , “ You brethren are called upon to ... When things quiet down you will
be reinstated " ( Samuel W . Taylor interview with Nettie M . Taylor , 15 Jan .
... 115 , 134 , 136 Varnell ' s Station , Georgia , 123 Vest , Dean , 205 “ Views of
the Powers and Policy of the General Government , ” 15 Voree Herald (
Wisconsin ) , 74 Tayler , Robert W . , 165 Taylor , Frank Y . , 186 , 188 Taylor ,
John , 26 , 50 ...
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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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