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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When he asked her if she would burn a private letter he wanted to send to her ,
Emily replied that she could not accept it from him . But she reconsidered . On 4
March 1843 Smith sent a " friend to plurality , ” Mrs . Elizabeth Durfee , with a ...
Joseph H . Jackson , a non - Mormon opportunist who gained the confidence of
Smith in Nauvoo , recorded in an 1844 expose of Mormonism : “ Emma wanted
Law for a spiritual husband " because Joseph “ had so many spiritual wives , she
Preparing to move south to the Sanpete Valley to establish a mill at Young ' s
direction , Cook told Brigham that his " wife was nearly tired out and we wanted to
get away as soon as we could . He said he had the advantage of me , for when
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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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