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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A second-hand story remembered many years after the event by a "Mrs.
Alexander" contended that Polly Beswick, a colorful two-hundred-pound Smith
domestic, told her friends that "Jo Smith said he had a revelation to lie with
Vienna Jacques ...
"I told him," she reported, "that if he ever took another wife, when he brought her
in the front door I would go out the back. And when I told his mother what I said
she told me, 'If I had only a quilt, you would be welcome to half of it when you left
When they asked what inquiry he had made into the situation, the frustrated
investigators were told, "I made no inquiry at all." "Did you not have any interest in
finding out" whether there had been a marriage, attorney Robert W. Tayler
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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