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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Though the 1904 Manifesto sought and obtained Mormon confirmation of
President Smith's statements before the Smoot hearings, most Saints knew little
of the covert post-Manifesto polygamy that church leaders had been supporting.
Despite the fact that Grant had violated his 1891 amnesty agreement with the
government, had attempted unsuccessfully to take Fanny Woolley as a post-
Manifesto plural wife, and had been found guilty of "unlawful cohabitation" in
The question of the scope of the manifesto [Woodruff) was also discussed. ... The
only 1890 apostle to view the Woodruff Manifesto with worldwide application was
F. M. Lyman, who led the post- 1904 efforts of the hierarchy to purge polygamy ...
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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