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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Since the 1960s prosecution of polygamists has come to a standstill in Utah and surrounding states . Citizens are more tolerant of variant lifestyles today , and polygamists are viewed more as religious fanatics than as criminals .
Polygamists not wishing to give up their plural wives and children faced dismal options - legal prosecution , a life in hiding on the “ Mormon underground , ” or complete exile . Despite the bravado demonstrated by the " cohabs ...
Although Roberts's prediction proved to be prophetic , the effort and expense of building another case against polygamists was the burden not of Utah but of Arizona . Short Creek , Arizona , was founded in 1913 by non - polygamist J. M. ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - wickenden - LibraryThing
Van Wagoner writes a compelling account of early Mormon polygamy. A fascinating look at how one modern American religion's culture evolved from it's beginnings with in the mid-1800's until it's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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