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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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 ... Read full review

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Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Read full review


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Van Wagoner is the Lehi City historian.