Articles/Essays – Volume 1, No. 3
Federal Authority Versus Polygamic Theocracy: James B. McKean and the Mormons, 1870-1875
1966: Thomas Alexander, “Federal Authority Versus Polygamic Theocracy: James B. McKean and the Mormons, 1870-1875.“ Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 1 No. 3 (1966): 85–100.
During the years of the Utah Territory, outsiders got appointed to the terrority to serve in various positions. For the most part, these Gentiles weren’t sympathetic towards the church, and one of the more famous outsiders is Chief Justice James B. McKean who tried to crack down on plural marriage.