Mormon polygamy: a history

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Signature Books, 1989 - Religion - 255 pages
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In this comprehensive survey of LDS polygamy, Van Wagoner traces the origins of the theology in Ohio, the peculiarities common to the practice in the Midwest and later Utah, and the extent of post-1890 plural marriage in Utah, Canada, and Mexico. He includes a chapter on contemporary, fundamentalist polygamy, which claims about 20,000 adherents throughout the so-called Mormon Corridor. What emerges is a fascinating and epic story.

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User Review  - Dawn Wells - Goodreads

Good historical on the issue of plural marriage. Read full review

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User Review  - Austin Archibald - Goodreads

Best book at the time on Mormon Polygamy has still stood the test of time as an indispensable resource decades later. Well-written and concisely summarized, it is one of the first books you should read if you want to track the principle's history throughout Mormonism. Read full review

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Protecting the Lords Anointed
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About the author (1989)

Van Wagoner is the Lehi City historian.