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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Pragmatic considerations, however, forced church leaders to give temporary
allegiance to the United States. The Council of Fifty acted as a shadow
government; council members often doubled as officials in the territorial hierarchy
. Dr. John M.
"I have more wives than one," he declared to the territorial legislature; "I have
many and I am not ashamed to have it known" (Kenney 4 [4 February 1851]: 12).
The privilege of plural marriage in Utah was extended to a much broader
George Q. Cannon, Utah's territorial delegate to Congress and second counselor
to Brigham Young, felt that there was "universal belief among Mormons that the
polygamy law was unconstitutional. He correctly observed that "many eminent ...
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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