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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When he asked her if she would burn a private letter he wanted to send to her,
Emily replied that she could not accept it from him. But she reconsidered. On 4
March 1843 Smith sent a "friend to plurality," Mrs. Elizabeth Durfee, with a
Her sons, shying away from what must have been a very sensitive subject,
apparently never asked her about their father's involvement in polygamy, despite
the urgings of many to "ask your mother, she knows." In 1 879, however, Joseph
After a brief period of silence, Woodruff asked the group for individual reactions. "
The matter is now before you," he said; "I want you to speak as the Spirit moves
you." When no one spoke, Woodruff asked his counselor George Q. Cannon to ...
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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