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 ...
“ 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 ...
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 ...
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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