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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Statehood became such an important goal for Mormon leaders that they
sometimes resorted to bribery to help pave the way. In January 1885 all three
members of the First Presidency and several apostles joined in two days of
discussion on a ...
Mormon hope for Democratic support of Utah statehood gradually waned. After
Cleveland signed on 27 February 1889 the omnibus bill squelching Utah's
statehood bid, Utah congressman John T. Caine lamented the action in a letter to
"It looks to me," he wrote two years before the Manifesto, "as if the only chance on
that score [statehood] is to give the whole business away [plural marriage],
renouncing our faith save for five years and then taking it up again when once
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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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