The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-century America
From the Mormon Church's public announcement of its sanction of polygamy in 1852 until its formal decision to abandon the practice in 1890, people on both sides of the "Mormon question" debated central questions of constitutional law. Did principles of re
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