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 the articulate George Q. Cannon put it, afterwards viewed "the Supreme Court
of the United States on one side and the Lord on the other."5 The initial Mormon
reaction of shock and disbelief at the court's decision quickly turned to defiance.
When hearings on the issue began on 17 October 1887, the church
unsuccessfully sought to force the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the
meantime, on 5 November, Marshal Frank H. Dyer was appointed receiver of the
church's estate and ...
When the Murray Civil Service Commission upheld his dismissal, Potter filed a
civil suit in U.S. district court. Requesting reinstatement and retroactive pay,
Potter insisted that the right "to practice plural marriage is protected under the
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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