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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Oliver Huntington, writing of this incident in his autobiography, explained: "Zina's
husband took to himself another woman before he had returned from England to
the Bluffs . . . and [Zina] chose a guardian, who could supply her with whatever ...
There was another church-approved way in which a woman could leave a man—
"if the woman preferred a man higher in authority," President Young explained, "
and he is willing to take her and her husband gives her up. There is no bill of ...
strength of my nature, but Sister, I have suffered all that a woman can endure. I
am old and helpless, and would rather stand up anywhere, and say anything
commanded of me, than to be turned out of my home in my old age which I
should be ...
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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