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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"I thought through this life my time will be my own," she wrote in a letter to be
opened after her death, "the step I now am taking's for eternity alone" ("
Retrospection"). But she reportedly had misinterpreted Smith's intent. She
confided to a close ...
"Oh! the awful Scene that met My Eyes," John Lee Jones wrote of his first night in
a cell. "I could precive dark ugly Visiages in human Shape each one was sucking
a dirty Pipe the smoak darkened the cell till you could Scarsely distinguish ...
On his four-day train trip back to the capitol, Smoot changed his mind. "If I went to
President Roosevelt and told him Taylor and Cowley had admitted their guilt," he
later wrote to President Smith, "the President in his blunt, honest, and personal ...
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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