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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But Smith was disinclined to believe any evidence connecting his father with
polygamy. In her account of the visit Sarah said: "I saw that he was not inclined to
believe the truth about his father, so I said to him: "You pretend to have
I have never believed it, and never can believe it. If such things were done, then I
believe they never were of Divine authority. I believe my father was a good man,
and a good man never could have promulgated such doctrines" (Tullidge 1880, ...
Some have said that he did, but I do not believe he ever did" (Unpublished
Address). But Smith's niece, Mary Bailey, writing in 1908 said that her uncle
finally "awoke to a realization of the whole miserable affair [and] . . . tried to
withdraw from ...
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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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