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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... to sue Markham . Bennett in his book ( p . 248 ) added that " the young men in
the city came forward and gave certificates against Markham , stating that they
believed Markham willfully and maliciously lied to injure the character of Miss ...
I was his , before I came here , " she added in an 8 February 1902 statement .
Brigham Young secretly sealed the two in February 1842 when Mary was eight
months pregnant with her son , George Algernon Lightner . She lived with Adam
Forman added that Hatch " feels quite important and says he is not going to
resign . " Women who opposed the " patriarchal marriage system " were publicly
condemned for failure to " follow counsel . ” Ellen Clawson wrote to a friend
during the ...
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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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