Early Mormon Polygamy

by BYU Studies

9781938896484

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"This compilation of articles and book reviews on Mormon polygamy is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on the Church’s legal confrontation with government over polygamy, various aspects of plural marriage in St. George, the perspectives of two prominent Mormon plural wives (Eliza R. Snow and Emmeline B. Wells), and several reviews of books addressing various aspects of polygamy.

 

Contents

"Letters on Mormon Polygamy and Progeny: Eliza R. Snow and Martin Luther Holbrook, 1866–1869" by Jill Mulvay Derr and Matthew J. Grow

• "A Strange Encounter: The English Courts and Mormon Polygamy" by Kenneth L. Cannon II "Emmeline B. Wells: 'Am I Not a Woman and a Sister?'" by Carol Cornwall Madsen

• "The Legislative Antipolygamy Campaign" by Richard D. Poll

• "The Mormon Disfranchisements of 1882 to 1892" by Joseph H. Groberg

• "The Judicial Campaign against Polygamy and the Enduring Legal Questions" by Edwin Brown Firmage

• "Probing the High Prevalence of Polygyny in St. George, 1861–1880: An Introduction" by Davis Bitton, Val Lambson, Lowell C. Bennion, and Kathryn M. Daynes

• "Demographic Limits of Nineteenth-Century Mormon Polygyny" by Davis Bitton and Val Lambson

• "Mapping the Extent of Plural Marriage in St. George, 1861–1880" by Lowell C. Bennion

• "Striving to Live the Principle in Utah’s First Temple City: A Snapshot of Polygamy in St. George, Utah, in June 1880" by Kathryn M. Daynes

•"Plural Marriage in St. George: A Summary and an Invitation" by Davis Bitton, Val Lambson, Lowell C. Bennion, and Kathryn M. Daynes

• Twelve Mormon Homes Visited in Successions on a Journey Through Utah to Arizona by Elizabeth Wood Kane, Reviewed by Eugene E. Campbell

• Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle by Jessie L. Embry, Reviewed by Kahlile Mehr

• A Sermon in the Desert: Belief and Behavior in Early St. George, Utah by Larry M. Logue, Reviewed by Armand L. Mauss

• Mormon Polygamy: A History, 2d ed., by Richard S. Van Wagoner, Reviewed by Thomas G. Alexander

•Review of Letters of Catharine Cottam Romney, Plural Wife edited by Jennifer Moulton Hansen; Mormon Odyssey: The Story of Ida Hunt Udall, Plural Wife edited by Maria S. Ellsworth; and Prisoner for Polygamy: The Memoirs and Letters of Rudger Clawson at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, 1884–87, edited by Stan Larson, Reviewed by Kathryn M. Daynes

•The Antipolygamy Controversy in U.S. Women’s Movements, 1880–1925: A Debate on the American Home by Joan Smyth Iversen, Reviewed by Jed L. Woodworth

• A Gentile Account of Life in Utah’s Dixie, 1872–73: Elizabeth Kane’s St. George Journal edited by Norman R. Bowen, Reviewed by Carol Cornwall Madsen

• The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America by Sarah Barringer Gordon, Reviewed by Nathan B. Oman and Reviewed by Terryl L. Givens

•More Wives Than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840–1910 by Kathryn M. Daynes, Reviewed by Sarah Barringer Gordon

• Modern Polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism: The Generations after the Manifesto by Brian C. Hales, Reviewed by J. Michael Hunter

•Doing the Works of Abraham: Mormon Polygamy, Its Origin, Practice, and Demise edited by B. Carmon Hardy, Reviewed by Kathryn M. Daynes

• Nauvoo Polygamy: “. . . but we called it celestial marriage” by George D. Smith, Reviewed by Thomas G. Alexander"

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