Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 3

Mothers and Daughters in Polygamy

1985: Jessie Embry and Martha Bradley, “Mothers and Daughters in Polygamy Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 18 No. 3 (1985): 99–107.

An analysis of what the individual wives’ roles are in the 19th century among plural marriages. Embry and Bradley make the argument that the daughters in a polygamous relationship pay attention to how their own mom is doing, which determines whether or not when they are older they enter into a polygamous relationship.