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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The reality of her husband's polygamous relations undoubtedly evoked painful
memories for Emma. It may be that she refused to give tongue to memory simply
because she could not face the shadows of the past. Emma, like her son Joseph,
Government pressure to stamp out polygamy and a too-often-absent husband
made Martha's marriage less than enviable. Forced to leave Salt Lake frequently
to prevent her husband's arrest for practicing polygamy, she described her ...
Counseling an unhappy plural wife, she advised the woman that "her comfort
must be wholly in her children; that she must lay aside wholly all interest or
thought in what her husband was doing while he was away from her" and be as "
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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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