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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I have had to hear , feel and suffer everything he has - If you only knew my
troubles you ' d pitty me . " Henry returned from his mission and settled in
California . But he was still in love with Zina , now a plural wife of Brigham Young
. His letters ...
In discussing the impact of the event , Emily later noted that “ Emma seemed to
feel well until the ceremony was over . . . [ but ] before the day was over she
turned around or repented of what she had done and kept Joseph up till very late
in the ...
Smoot did not feel comfortable having his fellow apostles become scapegoats to
“ save my expulsion or to save me . ” “ If Taylor and Cowley have done no wrong ,
" he wired the First Presidency , “ and their acts meet with the approval of 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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