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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Like most polygamists with Mormon roots , Potter viewed the Utah law as
unconstitutional , an interference with his First Amendment rights . In early
October 1985 , however , the United States Supreme Court declined to review
Potter ' s appeal ...
Polygamists not wishing to give up their plural wives and children faced dismal v
options — legal prosecution , a life in ... Despite the bravado demonstrated by the
“ cohabs , " as polygamists were called , those who did not submit to arrest had ...
Polygamists resisted as long as they could . When attempts to overturn various
pieces of antipolygamy legislation failed , church leaders began pursuing a
variety of other equally ineffective measures to maintain plural marriage . When
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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