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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... wife to Smith and later to Brigham Young , for example , uses " spiritual wife " as a reference to herself and others : " Spiri- tual wives , as we were then termed , were not very numerous in those days and a spiritual baby was a ...
... wife , who was in her late teens . When he took a second wife he was gener- ally in his thirties and his new wife between seventeen and nineteen years of age . Men who married a third wife were commonly in their late thirties . The ...
... wives . In such instances the man had two options . Either he could respect his wife's wishes and remain monogamous , or he could , as Joseph Smith did , ignore her objections and take plural wives without her consent . Kimball Young ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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