Mormon Polygamy: A History
Signature Books, 1986 - 307 Seiten
In this comprehensive survey of Mormon Polygamy, Richard Van Wagoner details, with precision and detachment, the tumultuous reaction among insiders and outsiders to plural marriage. In an honest, methodical way, he traces the origins, the peculiarities common to the midwestern and later Utah periods, and post-1890 new marriages. Drawing heavily on first-hand accounts, he outlines the theological underpinnings and the personal trauma associated with this lifestyle. What emerges is a portrait that neither discounts nor exaggerates the historical evidence. He presents polygamy in context, neither condemning nor defending, while relevant contemporary accounts are treated sympathetically but interpreted critically. No period of Mormon history is emphasized over another. The result is a systematic view that is unavailable in studies of isolated periods or in the repetitions of folklore that only disguise the reality of what polygamy was. Scattered throughout the western United States today are an estimated 30,000 fundamentalist Mormons who still live "the principle." They, too, are a part of Joseph Smith's legacy and are included in this study. ... Publisher description.
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He also declined Bennett's second request to take a position at the rear of the cavalry , instead choosing his own position ” at the head of the ranks . The prophet's young son , Joseph III , later recalled that in the sham battle ...
Despite the defiant position of John Taylor and other church leaders after Brigham Young's 1877 death , there is some evidence in the decade preceding his demise that Young may have been waning in his support for polygamy as had Joseph ...
Lyman commented during one such cross - examination that " he answers just like the other brethren who are in the same position . .. One would think these brethren had rehearsed their pieces ” ( Joseph Musser Journal , 22 July 1909 ) .
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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