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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She said she would [ have ] given him E [ mily ) and E [ liza ] P [ artridge ) but he
knew if he took them she would pitch on him & obtain a divorce & leave him . He
however told me he should not relinquish any thing . " Five days later , after Smith
If father had more wives than one , ” he wrote , “ it does not affect the rule given to
the Church . It proves nothing only that he was a transgressor against the rule ,
and the civil law . From my view polygamy could not and never did emanate by ...
Whether unintentionally so or not , Clark ' s statement proved to be incorrect on
virtually every point . Though church leaders did not have the original revelation ,
they owned the copy which John W . Taylor had given Wilford Woodruff in 1887 .
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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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