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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... Court's ruling in Englerecht . They were convinced that their position on plural mar- riage was sound and would be vindicated in court action . In mid - 1874 , church leaders met with the U.S. attorney in Salt Lake City and agreed to ...
... court removed the children from the home on 4 June 1954 and placed them in a foster home in Utah County . Defense attorneys immediately filed a writ of habeas corpus and Provo judge William S. Dunford ruled that the children should be ...
... Court in hopes that it would consider his appeal , but the high court declined , without comment , in early October 1985 to review the case , leaving intact the ruling of the Tenth Circuit Court . For the meantime , Reynolds v . the ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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