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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Bennett's promised expose, an open letter dated 15 July, specifically detailed the
prophet's polygamous proposals to several Nauvoo women, including Sarah
Pratt, wife of Apostle Orson Pratt, and Nancy Rigdon, daughter of Sidney Rigdon
"If you will never insult me again," Sarah countered, "I will not expose you unless
strong circumstances require it." "If you should tell," Bennett quoted the prophet, "I
will ruin your reputation; remember that." According to Bennett, Sarah kept her ...
Sarah could not have been fully aware of the workings of polygamy when she
first let Orson take additional wives in Nauvoo. Few women— or men— were.
Sarah half heartedly went along with the system for nearly a quarter of a century,
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - bibliostuff - LibraryThing
Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen