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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Short Creek, Arizona, was founded in 1913 by non-polygamist J. M. Lauritzen on
the Arizona-Utah border. The first polygamists in the area, Price W. Johnson,
Edner Allred, and Carling Spencer, recognized the strategic location of the
Governor J. Howard Pyle climaxed the more than two years of planning that had
gone into the raid by issuing a radio report that Short Creek was "dedicated to the
wicked theory that every maturing girl child should be forced into the bondage ...
Public opposition to the handling of the Black case and the 1953 Short Creek raid
, plus the unacceptable financial burden on taxpayers, evidently altered the way
many Americans, particularly Mormons, viewed prosecution of polygamy.
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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