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Polygamy - Plural Marriage

Books:Religion:Mormon:Polygamy - Plural Marriage

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Immortal Wife: The Biographical Novel of Jesse Benton Fremont, Stone, Irving
Immortal Wife: The Biographical Novel of Jesse Benton Fremont
Stone, Irving
25.00 USD 22.50 USD
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Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy -  The Introduction and Implementation of the Principle, 1830-1853, Smith, Merina
Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy - The Introduction and Implementation of the Principle, 1830-1853
Smith, Merina
29.95 USD 26.95 USD
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Apostles on Trial -  Examining the Membership Trials of Apostles Taylor and Cowley, Briney, Drew
Apostles on Trial - Examining the Membership Trials of Apostles Taylor and Cowley
Briney, Drew
30.00 USD 27.00 USD
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Life in Utah (Or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism) - Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time, Beadle, J. H
Life in Utah (Or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism) - Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time
Beadle, J. H
82.80 USD 74.52 USD
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Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy -   How Men Nearest the Prophet Attached Polygamy to His Name in Order to Justify Their Own Polygamous Crimes Volume 1, Price, Richard & Pamela Price
Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy - How Men Nearest the Prophet Attached Polygamy to His Name in Order to Justify Their Own Polygamous Crimes Volume 1
Price, Richard & Pamela Price
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NAUVOO POLYGAMY - But We Called it Celestial Marriage., Smith, George D.
NAUVOO POLYGAMY - But We Called it Celestial Marriage.
Smith, George D.
28.95 USD 26.05 USD
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Life in Utah or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism -  Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time, Beadle, J. H
Life in Utah or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism - Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time
Beadle, J. H
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In the Whirlpool -  The Pre-manifesto Letters of President Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin Family, 1885-1890, Neilson, Reid L.
In the Whirlpool - The Pre-manifesto Letters of President Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin Family, 1885-1890
Neilson, Reid L.
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Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society, Altman, Irwin &  Joseph Ginat &  Sterling M. McMurrin
1 Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society

Altman, Irwin & Joseph Ginat & Sterling M. McMurrinGood+, Cambridge University Press, 1996, 

Paperback



Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Some interior markings, in pen, pencil and/or marker. ; In this intriguing book, social psychologist Irwin Altman and anthropologist Joseph Ginat examine husband-wife and wife-wife relationships in contemporary Mormon polygamous families. The authors describe how husbands and wives in plural families cope with their complex lifestyle in various facets of everyday life, including courtship, weddings, honeymoons, adjustments to a new life, living arrangements, and the husband's rotation among wives. Other topics include budget and resource management, psychological attachments to homes, and the social-emotional relationships among family members. This pioneering, comprehensive analysis of life in modern day Mormon polygamous families uses first-hand interviews and observations to describe this unusual family lifestyle. It adds to our understanding of close relationships and complements knowledge on other modern relationship forms, such as single-parent families, blended families, and cohabitating partners. This is important reading for researchers in social psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Lay readers will also find the subject matter to be fascinating.; 8.98 X 5.83 X 1.18 inches; 532 pages, 

56845

Price: 29.00 USD 26.10 USD 
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Voices in Harmony;  Contemporary Women Celebrate Plural Marriage, Batchelor, Mary &  Marianne Watson &  Anne Wilde
2 Voices in Harmony; Contemporary Women Celebrate Plural Marriage

Batchelor, Mary & Marianne Watson & Anne WildeVery Good in Very Good- Dust Jacket, Principal Voices, 2000, 

Hardcover



Cover has some light edge and corner wear. ; This book is a unique collection of original essays written by 95 contemporary plural wives and 5 other women who are supportive of plural marriage. Also included is a chapter presenting historical, legal and doctrinal overviews of Latter-day Saint plural marriage, as well as a chapter on why women choose this religious lifestyle. The last chapter records and analyzes the results of a two-page questionnaire completed by plural wives who contributed to this book.; 8.70 X 5.60 X 0.70 inches; 249 pages, 

56844

Price: 26.00 USD 23.40 USD 
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Life in Utah (Or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism) - Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time, Beadle, J. H
3 Life in Utah (Or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism) - Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time

Beadle, J. HGood, National Pub. Co, 1870, 

Hardcover



Leather hardcover is worn and aged, hinges loose, with edge and corner rubbing. Some previous owner markings on first few pages; no other noticed markings. Includes a small fold-out map of Utah, after title page. Some bookworm damage to last few pages, no text is damaged. ; 6" x 8.25"; 608 pages, 

31142

Price: 82.80 USD 74.52 USD 
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Life in Utah or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism -  Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time, Beadle, J. H
4 Life in Utah or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism - Being an Expose of the Secret Rites and Ceremonies of the Latter-Day Saints, with a Full and Authentic History of Polygamy and the Mormon Sect from its Origin to the Present Time

Beadle, J. HGood, National Publishing Company, 1870, Philadelphia

Hardcover



Cover slightly rubbed and edge worn. Green cloth binding is worn and thread bear in various locations. Some foxing to the pages. ; 6" x 8.25"; 540 pages, 

53771

Price: 103.50 USD 93.15 USD 
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Apostles on Trial -  Examining the Membership Trials of Apostles Taylor and Cowley, Briney, Drew
5 Apostles on Trial - Examining the Membership Trials of Apostles Taylor and Cowley

Briney, DrewNew, Hindsight Publications, 2012, Utah

Hardcover



Brand new hardcover book! ; Sometime after his membership trial in 1911, Apostle Matthias F. Cowley claimed that he and Apostle John W. Taylor "were no more guilty than those who supposedly took action against us." His claim is worthy of careful Scrutiny - and the answer is suprising. While a few members of the Twelve who disiplined Apostles Taylor and Cowley were completely uninvolved in new plural marriages after the 1890 Manifesto, one married a plural wife in the fall of 1904, another was recently engaged to a potential plural wife (in 1910), at least two others courted potential plural wives after 1890 (one proposed), another approved scores of a new plural marriages, and another assisted Apostle Taylor in marrying about ninety couples, a "good many" of which were new plural marriages (in 1897). However, two of those fellow "guilty" apostles did not attend the trials of Apostles Taylor and Cowley and a third attended in relative silence. Amidst this confusion, Apostle Cowley's ultimately led to a two day stalemate that required an unusual compromise. Outside pressures complicated the trials as well. The Salt Lake Tribune blasted Apostles Taylor and Cowley for being "noctorious" for performing plural marriages for men "who expressed a desire... to defy the law" and called fora constitutional amendment forever banning polygamy in the U.S. With fadcsimilies of original trial correspondence (including betrayal letters), original but heavily annotated trial minutes, original scans of newspaper clippings, charts, biographical vignetts of the apostolic jurors, and a thourghly engaging introduction, Apostles on Trial opens the door to understanding these trials like no publication before it. ; 7" x 9.5"; 274 pages, 

55783

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The Persistence of Polygamy, Vol. 3; Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present, Bringhurst, Newell G. &  Craig L. Foster
6 The Persistence of Polygamy, Vol. 3; Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present

Bringhurst, Newell G. & Craig L. FosterNew, John Whitmer Books, 2015, 

Paperback



Brand new softcover book!

; Fundamentalist Mormon polygamy emerged from LDS Church President Wilford Woodruff’s 1890 Manifesto, which ostensibly rescinded the practice of plural marriage among Mormons. This volume explores Mormon fundamentalism from several perspectives. Among the topics considered is the history of mainstream Latter-day Saint polygamy in Mexico, John Taylor’s controversial 1886 revelation implying the irrevocability of polygamy, and the rise of fundamentalist Mormon polygamy in the early twentieth century. Other essays provide carefully crafted portraits of fundamentalist Mormon leaders such as Joseph White Musser, Rulon C. Allred, Rulon T. Jeffs, and Warren S. Jeffs. Also discussed is the 1980s schism between the FLDS church and Centennial Park Community, the 2008 Texas raid on the FLDS YFZ Ranch, and modern media stereotyping of Mormon polygamy. Three essays provide personal perspectives on present-day polygamy: a recollection of growing up within a fundamentalist Mormon community, a reading of D&C 132 from a fundamentalist perspective, and an examination of descendants of early Mormon polygamists who embraced fundamentalism. Other areas of research include the changing style of fundamentalist clothing and hair styles, fundamentalist attitudes and practices affecting African-Americans, and the plural wives of fundamentalist Mormon leaders. The volume concludes with a bibliographical evaluation of relevant literature. In this third volume of The Persistence of Polygamy, Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster have assembled seventeen original essays that explore the fascinating history of plural marriage among fundamentalist Mormons—an enduring practice of The Principle.

; 9 X 6 X 1.46 inches; 644 pages, 

57761

Price: 44.90 USD 40.41 USD 
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The Persistence of Polygamy, Vol. 3; Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present, Bringhurst, Newell G. &  Craig L. Foster
7 The Persistence of Polygamy, Vol. 3; Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present

Bringhurst, Newell G. & Craig L. FosterNew in New Dust Jacket, John Whitmer Books, 2015, 

Hardcover



Brand new hardcover book!

; Fundamentalist Mormon polygamy emerged from LDS Church President Wilford Woodruff’s 1890 Manifesto, which ostensibly rescinded the practice of plural marriage among Mormons. This volume explores Mormon fundamentalism from several perspectives. Among the topics considered is the history of mainstream Latter-day Saint polygamy in Mexico, John Taylor’s controversial 1886 revelation implying the irrevocability of polygamy, and the rise of fundamentalist Mormon polygamy in the early twentieth century. Other essays provide carefully crafted portraits of fundamentalist Mormon leaders such as Joseph White Musser, Rulon C. Allred, Rulon T. Jeffs, and Warren S. Jeffs. Also discussed is the 1980s schism between the FLDS church and Centennial Park Community, the 2008 Texas raid on the FLDS YFZ Ranch, and modern media stereotyping of Mormon polygamy. Three essays provide personal perspectives on present-day polygamy: a recollection of growing up within a fundamentalist Mormon community, a reading of D&C 132 from a fundamentalist perspective, and an examination of descendants of early Mormon polygamists who embraced fundamentalism. Other areas of research include the changing style of fundamentalist clothing and hair styles, fundamentalist attitudes and practices affecting African-Americans, and the plural wives of fundamentalist Mormon leaders. The volume concludes with a bibliographical evaluation of relevant literature. In this third volume of The Persistence of Polygamy, Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster have assembled seventeen original essays that explore the fascinating history of plural marriage among fundamentalist Mormons—an enduring practice of The Principle.

; Vol. 3; 9 X 6 X 1.46 inches; 644 pages, 

57765

Price: 59.90 USD 53.91 USD 
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The Persistence of Polygamy; Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy, Bringhurst, Newell G. &  Craig L. Foster
8 The Persistence of Polygamy; Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy

Bringhurst, Newell G. & Craig L. FosterNew, John Whitmer Books, 2010, 

Paperback



Brand new softcover book!

; The first in a three-volume anthology in which top scholars examine the entire range and history of Mormon polygamy.

; 9 X 6 X 0.73 inches; 320 pages, 

57622

Price: 24.95 USD 22.46 USD 
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BRIGHAM YOUNG - His Wives and Family, Carter, Kate B.
9 BRIGHAM YOUNG - His Wives and Family

Carter, Kate B.Very Good, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1990, 

Paperback



Green Softcover. Signed by author inside front cover. Pages are tight and clean. No noticed markings. Overall good condition. Cover has some light edge and corner wear.; Biographical information on the Lives of the Mormon prophet and his many wives. ; 5.5" x 8.5"; 48 pages, 

30469

Price: 5.00 USD 4.50 USD 
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IN SACRED LONELINESS - The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Compton, Todd
10 IN SACRED LONELINESS - The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith

Compton, ToddNew in New Dust Jacket, Signature Books, 2001, Salt Lake City, UT

Hardcover



Brand new hardcover book! Never been read! ; Beginning in the 1830s, at least thirty-three women married Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. These were passionate relationships which also had some longevity, except in cases such as that of two young sisters, one of whom was discovered by Joseph's first wife, Emma, in a locked bedroom with the prophet. Emma remained a steadfast opponent of polygamy throughout her life.

The majority of Smith's wives were younger than he, and one-third were between fourteen and twenty years of age. Another third were already married, and some of the husbands served as witnesses at their own wife's polyandrous wedding. In addition, some of the wives hinted that they bore Smith children—most notably Sylvia Sessions's daughter Josephine—although the children carried their stepfather's surname.

For all of Smith's wives, the experience of being secretly married was socially isolating, emotionally draining, and sexually frustrating. Despite the spiritual and temporal benefits, which they acknowledged, they found their faith tested to the limit of its endurance. After Smith's death in 1844, their lives became even more "lonely and desolate." One even joined a convent. The majority were appropriated by Smith's successors, based on the Old Testament law of the Levirate, and had children by them, though they considered these guardianships unsatisfying. Others stayed in the Midwest and remarried, while one moved to California. But all considered their lives unhappy, except for the joy they found in their children and grandchildren. ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 788 pages, 

26218

Price: 41.95 USD 37.76 USD 
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THE PLURAL WIVES OF JOSEPH SMITH - In Sacred Loneliness, Compton, Todd
11 THE PLURAL WIVES OF JOSEPH SMITH - In Sacred Loneliness

Compton, ToddNew in New Dust Jacket, Signature Books, 1997, Salt Lake City, UT

Hardcover



Brand new. ; Beginning in the 1830s, at least thirty-three women married Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. These were passionate relationships which also had some longevity, except in cases such as that of two young sisters, one of whom was discovered by Joseph's first wife, Emma, in a locked bedroom with the prophet. Emma remained a steadfast opponent of polygamy throughout her life. The majority of Smith's wives were younger than he, and one-third were between fourteen and twenty years of age. Another third were already married, and some of the husbands served as witnesses at their own wife's polyandrous wedding. In addition, some of the wives hinted that they bore Smith children—most notably Sylvia Sessions's daughter Josephine—although the children carried their stepfather's surname. For all of Smith's wives, the experience of being secretly married was socially isolating, emotionally draining, and sexually frustrating. Despite the spiritual and temporal benefits, which they acknowledged, they found their faith tested to the limit of its endurance. After Smith's death in 1844, their lives became even more "lonely and desolate. " One even joined a convent. The majority were appropriated by Smith's successors, based on the Old Testament law of the Levirate, and had children by them, though they considered these guardianships unsatisfying. Others stayed in the Midwest and remarried, while one moved to California. But all considered their lives unhappy, except for the joy they found in their children and grandchildren. ; 1.83 x 9.26 x 6.38 Inches; 788 pages, 

23989

Price: 41.95 USD 37.76 USD 
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Why We Practice Plural Marriage -, Dye, David A.
12 Why We Practice Plural Marriage -

Dye, David A.New, Hindsight Publications, 2009, 

Paperback



Brand new softcover book! By Mormon Wife and Mother, Helen Mar Whitney. Originally Published by the Juvenile Instructors office, 1884, Plus other Important Discourses & Writings on the subject of Celestial Marriage. ; As a clinical social worker who has spent countless hours with couples in marital therapy, I have seen firsthand the awful situation that our marriages and thus our homes, our family, & our society is in. It's all about 'me' and only figuratively about 'you.' We have become self-serving to the degree that we cannot see that even our best efforts to serve others have at their core a 'me' attitude. But, although this is the case doesn't mean that it has to be so. There is a way to remove the 'blinders' which limit our vision. The principle is to become humble. And one of the mechanisms for encouraging this humbleness is to consider that an eternal principle of the gospel, and one which is equally as effective for both men and women, is the principle of celestial plural marriage. Found within the pages or this book are one books, four chapters or articles of publication, three discourses, and one political document. The book, "Why We Practice Plural Marriage," by Helen Mar Whitney, was first published in 1884. It is a spirited testimony of why plural marriage is practiced among the Saints of God. The shorted publications included within this book include an article printed in the Millennial Star by Belinda Pratt entitled The Defense of Polygamy. The second short article is by Apostle Orson Pratt entitled Twenty-Seven Rules of Celestial Marriage. The third is a publication by John Taylor title The Origin and Destiny of Woman. The fourth is actually a revelation received by president John Taylor in 1886, and aptly named the 1886 Revelation. There are three discourses herein. The first was given by Joseph F. Smith and titled Plural Marriage is Imperative for Exaltation. The second is a collection of excerpts from talks by John Taylor. The third is a discourse by apostle Parley P. Pratt and entitled Celestial Family Organization. The last section of the book includes the text of an oath which the women in Utah, in the 1800's, were required to sign in order to vote. For the thirst of a strong testimony and increased enlightening o this most interesting of subjects, the contents of this book will help to quench the parched thirsty feeling so often prevalent due to the "watering down" of so many of the hearty doctrines and teachings of years gone by. ; 6" x 9"; 162 pages, 

45246

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Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding, Hales, Brian C. and Laura H. Hales
13 Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding

Hales, Brian C. and Laura H. HalesNew, Kofford Books, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Paperback



Brand new softcover book!

; In the last several years a wealth of information has been published on Joseph Smith's practice of polygamy. For some who were already well aware of this aspect of early Mormon history, the availability of new research and discovered documents has been a wellspring of further insight and knowledge into this topic. For others who are learning of Joseph’s marriages to other women for the first time, these books and online publications (including the LDS Church's recent Gospel Topics essays on the subject) can be both an information overload and a challenge to one's faith.

In this short volume, Brian C. Hales (author of the 3-volume Joseph Smith’s Polygamy set) and Laura H. Hales wade through the murky waters of history to help bring some clarity to this episode of Mormonism’s past, examining both the theological explanations of the practice and the accounts of those who experienced it first hand. As this episode of Mormon history involved more than just Joseph and his first wife Emma, this volume also includes short biographies of the 36 women who were married to the Prophet but whose stories of faith, struggle, and courage have been largely forgotten and ignored over time. While we may never fully understand the details and reasons surrounding this practice, Brian and Laura Hales provide readers with an accessible, forthright, and faithful look into this challenging topic so that we can at least come toward a better understanding.

; 6.25" x 9.25"; 223 pages, 

57502

Price: 19.95 USD 17.96 USD 
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PRISONS OF THE MIND, Hancock, Kaziah May
14 PRISONS OF THE MIND

Hancock, Kaziah MayVery Good, Desert Blossom Publishing, 1987, West Jordan

Softcover



Cover has some light edge and corner wear. ; 1.39 x 9.33 x 6.42 Inches; 516 pages, 

2023

Price: 8.50 USD 7.65 USD 
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A HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS - A FAMILY MEMOIR, Hunter, Rodello
15 A HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS - A FAMILY MEMOIR

Hunter, RodelloVery Good in Very Good Dust Jacket, Alfred A. Knopf, 1965, New York

Hardcover



Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Very clen copy with very nice Dust Jacket. Marked on back ot title page "First Edition". ; Black and white illustrations. "A rollicking, joyous, and touching memoir of a wonderful Mormon family at the turn of the century in a small Utah town. "; 5.75" x 8.5"; 240 pages, Illustrated by Olsen, Roy, First Edition, 

13386

Price: 12.00 USD 10.80 USD 
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THE MARRIAGE Covenant, Kraut, Ogden
16 THE MARRIAGE Covenant

Kraut, OgdenVery Good, David Dye, 2007, 

Paperback



Some interior markings, in pen, pencil and/or marker. ; Contents includes: Affection and the Purpose of Marriage - Biblical History of Marriage - Compendium References on Marriage . - The Peacemaker - The Law of Celestial Marriage - Monogamy, Polygamy and Christianity - Our Leaders Speak - Temple Marriage and a Sturdy Home - and more. ; 6" x 9"; 189 pages, 

36795

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Before the Manifesto -  The Life Writings of Mary Lois Walker Morris, Milewski, Melissa Lambert (editor)
17 Before the Manifesto - The Life Writings of Mary Lois Walker Morris

Milewski, Melissa Lambert (editor)New in New Dust Jacket, Utah State University Press, 2007, Logan, UT

Hardcover



Brand new hardcover book! ; Mary Lois Walker Morris was a Mormon woman who challenged both American ideas about marriage and the U. S. Legal system. Before the Manifesto provides a glimpse into her world as the polygamous wife of a prominent Salt Lake City businessman, during a time of great transition in Utah. This account of her life as a convert, milliner, active community member, mother, and wife begins in England, where her family joined the Mormon church, details her journey across the plains, and describes life in Utah in the 1880s. Her experiences were unusual as, following her first husband's deathbed request, she married his brother as a plural wife in the Old Testament tradition of levirate marriage.

Mary Morris's memoir frames her 1879 to 1887 diary with both reflections on earlier years and passages that parallel entries in the day book, giving readers a better understanding of how she retrospectively saw her life. The thoroughly annotated diary offers the daily experience of a woman who kept a largely self-sufficient household, had a wide social network, ran her own business, wrote poetry, and was intellectually curious. The years of "the Raid" (federal prosecution of polygamists) led Mary and Elias Morris to hide their marriage on "the underground," and her to perjury during Elias's trial for unlawful cohabitation. The book ends with Mary Lois's arrival at the Salt Lake Depot after three years in exile in Mexico with a polygamist colony. ; Life Writings of Frontier Women Series; Vol. 9; 6.25" x 9.25"; 639 pages, 

40850

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In the Whirlpool -  The Pre-manifesto Letters of President Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin Family, 1885-1890, Neilson, Reid L.
18 In the Whirlpool - The Pre-manifesto Letters of President Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin Family, 1885-1890

Neilson, Reid L.New in New Dust Jacket, Arthur H. Clark, 2011, 

Hardcover



Brand new hardcover book! ; A Latter-day Saints president's personal letters leading up to the end of polygamy

Political and religious turmoil in the late 1800s plagued the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its leaders. As Utah statehood loomed, Congress aggressively moved against Mormons who engaged in polygamy. More than a thousand men were jailed and others were forced into hiding. One of those who went into hiding in 1879 was Wilford Woodruff, who became church president in 1887. Woodruff sought sanctuary with the family of William and Rachel Atkin and others throughout the 1880s. This never-before-published collection of Woodruff's letters to the Atkins, edited by Reid L. Neilson, reveals the church leader's political and spiritual conflicts in the five years leading up to his 1890 Manifesto, which officially disallowed polygamy.

Woodruff's nearly 60 letters reproduced here depict a man "in the midst of a whirlpool." The church leader believed he and his people were being denied the basic American right to practice the religion of their choice, yet he recognized that polygamy was incompatible with American society. The letters also reveal Woodruff's humanity—his longing to be with friends, his sorrow over the loss of his first wife, and his struggle with illness.

Essays by Neilson, Jan Shipps, and Thomas G. Alexander provide context forWoodruff's writing. Neilson discusses the Atkins' family life, Alexander offers a history of plural marriage among Mormons, and Shipps analyzes the impact of the Manifesto on Mormon women and men. Nearly 20 images further flesh out the correspondence and its depiction of Mormon people—who were then, like Woodruff, in the midst of change.; 1.2 x 9 x 6 Inches; 232 pages, 

51639

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Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power -  Salt Lake City, 1847-1918, Nichols, Jeffrey
19 Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power - Salt Lake City, 1847-1918

Nichols, JeffreyNew, University of Illinois Press, 2008, 

Paperback



Brand New Softcover Book! ; Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power reveals insights into the complex history of prostitution in Salt Lake City. After the transcontinental railroad opened Utah to large-scale emigration and market capitalism, hundreds of women in Salt Lake City began to sell sex for a living, and a few earned small fortunes. Businessmen and politicians developed a financial stake in prostitution, which was regulated by both Mormon and gentile officials. Jeffrey Nichols examines how prostitution became a focal point in the moral contest between Mormons and gentiles and aided in the construction of gender systems, moral standards, and the city's physical and economic landscapes. Gentiles likened polygamy to prostitution and accused polygamous Mormons of violating Christian norms of family structure and sexual behavior. Defending their church and its ideals, Mormons blamed gentiles for introducing the sinful business of prostitution into their honorable city. Nichols traces the interplay of prostitution and reform from the 1890s, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began to move away from polygamy, to World War I, when Mormon and gentile moral codes converged at the expense of prostitutes. He also considers how the conflict over polygamy distinguished Salt Lake City from other cities struggling to abolish prostitution in the Progressive Era. "A fresh, revealing overview of two topics in Salt Lake City's history that often have been considered, if not taboo, then generally too delicate for close, honest inspection. [Jeffrey Nichols's] study treats polygamy and prostitution issues with honesty, sensitivity, and a professional historian's eye for detail and documentation. . . . A fascinating read." --Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought; 8.66 x 5.35 Inches; 247 pages, 

45302

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The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy: Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men, Pearson, Carol Lynn
20 The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy: Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men

Pearson, Carol LynnNew, Pivot Point Books, 2016, 

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; “Polygamy?” says the mainstream Mormon Church. “We gave that up long ago.” Not so, claims noted LDS poet and author Carol Lynn Pearson, who examines the issue as it has never been examined before. Any member of the LDS Church today who enters the practice of polygamy is immediately excommunicated. However, Pearson claims, polygamy itself has never been excommunicated, but has an honored and protected place at the table. It has only been postponed, a fact confirmed by thousands of “eternal sealings” giving a man an assurance that he will claim as wives in heaven the two, three, or even more women he has sequentially married during his lifetime. No such opportunity is available to women. Through her own personal stories, those of her ancestors, and the thousands of stories that came to her through an Internet survey, Pearson shows the power of the Ghost of Eternal Polygamy as it not only waits on the other side to greet the most righteous in heaven, but also haunts the living—hiding in the recesses of the Mormon psyche, inflicting profound pain and fear, assuring women that they are still objects, harming or destroying marriages, bringing chaos to family relationships, leading many to lose faith in the church and in God. Mormon historian and author Dr. Gregory Prince says of The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy: “Carol Lynn Pearson has hit a home run in her quest to illuminate both the damage that Mormonism’s de facto practice of polygamy continues to inflict, and the route to a better, more humane place. Those who truly hope for eternal polygamy or who resent any call to institutional reform will be upset, but countless others will rejoice that she has shown ‘a more excellent way.’ ”

; 6.25" x 9.25"; 226 pages, 

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