Mormon Polygamy: A History
Signature Books, 1986 - 307 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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As may have been his custom during personal turmoil , Orson Pratt sought
solitude . When a note he left behind was interpreted as suicidal , Smith “ caused
the Temple hands and the principle men of the city to make search for him ...
The Nauvoo Saints must have been shocked when “ two or three " persons ,
including Orson Pratt , voted against the proposed resolution . The minutes of the
meeting do not record Orson ' s explanation for his vote . As soon as Pratt
of his fanaticism and of something else , perhaps , which I hesitate to mention ” ( “
Orson Pratt ' s Harem ” ) . Sarah could not have been fully aware of the workings
of polygamy when she first let Orson take additional wives in Nauvoo .
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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