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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Like most polygamists with Mormon roots, Potter viewed the Utah law as
unconstitutional, an interference with his First Amendment rights. In early October
1985, however, the United States Supreme Court declined to review Potter's
Polygamists resisted as long as they could. When attempts to overturn various
pieces of anti-polygamy legislation failed, church leaders began pursuing a
variety of other equally ineffective measures to maintain plural marriage. When
The pardoned polygamists were expected to live "only with their legal wives, in
homes separate from those occupied by their plural spouses and the children."
They had to "make a sincere effort to support the other women and the scores of ...
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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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