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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... Stake president Cluff nor Heber Stake president Hatch entered polygamy . William Forman , a bishop in Hatch's stake , noted in his 11 March 1884 diary that during a local priesthood meeting Hatch said it took Wilford Woodruff forty ...
... President Joseph F. Smith to marry Fanny Woolley as a post - Manifesto plural wife.5 Smith refused Grant's request ... stake president in Colonia Juarez . Though a monogamist himself , Ivins was authorized during June 1897 meet- ings ...
A History Richard S. Van Wagoner. Salt Lake County stake presidents , the prosecution of polygamists was dis- cussed . One stake president noted that the district attorney " was a good Latter - day Saint and would prosecute the ' new ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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