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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"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 ...
Such a woman was Sarah M. Pratt. Her husband, Orson Pratt, following his own
1842 difficulties over plural marriage, came, like many Mormons, to hold a larger-
than-life image of polygamy. "Instead of a plurality of wives being a cause of ...
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
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Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen