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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advised: "You are better without any government from the hands of Congress
than with a Territorial government. The political intrigues of government officers
will be against you. . . . You do not want corrupt political men from Washington ...
The intent of this legislation was to "punish and prevent the practice of polygamy
in the Territories of the United States and to disapprove and annul certain acts of
the territorial legislature of Utah." Despite the successful passage of this ...
George Q. Cannon, Utah's territorial delegate to Congress and second counselor
to Brigham Young, felt that there was "universal belief" among Mormons that the
polygamy law was unconstitutional. He correctly observed that "many eminent ...
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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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