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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consistently rebuffed statehood bids. Government leaders continued to pressure
church leaders to issue a statement abandoning plural marriage. George Q.
Cannon rejected the Cleveland administration's November 1885 attempt to
Woodruff wrote of his hope for Utah statehood to his good friend William Atkin on
18 March 1889: "We are now, politically speaking, a dependency or ward of the
United States; but in a State capacity we would be freed from such dependency, ...
Mormon hope for Democratic support of Utah statehood gradually waned. After
Cleveland signed on 27 February 1889 the omnibus bill squelching Utah's
statehood bid, Utah congressman John T. Caine lamented the action in a letter to
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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