LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages, 1890-1904
Quinn shares that even with the Manifesto that officially ended plural marriage, plural marriages were still happening in the church between the First and Second Manifestos. Despite church leaders arguring that no plural marriages were…
Exiles for the Principle: LDS Polygamy in Canada
Embry describes the role that polygamy played in the forming of Cardston Canada, both Pre-Manifesto and Post Manifesto.
Mothers and Daughters in Polygamy
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…
Women’s Response to Plural Marriage
Mehr shares stories of polygamy in late 19th century and early 20th century. He especially focused on LDS women’s opinions of polygamy when they entered into polygamous relationsips.
Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo
Van Wagoner defines polyandry as having two or more husbands at the same time. He identifies women who ended up marrying members of the Twelve or Joseph Smith while they were were already married to…
Burden or Pleasure? A Profile of LDS Polygamous Husbands
Despite what researchers have said over the years regarding for why men married plural wives, Embry argues that a significant portion of husbands married plural wives because of their religious beliefs.
On Fidelity, Polygamy, and Celestial Marriage
England shares his reasons for why Joseph Smith introduced polygamy and then removed it as one of the commandments. England argues that polygamy was a faith testing experience which lead them to in his words…
Methods and Motives: Joseph Smith III’s Opposition to Polygamy, 1860-90
When Joseph Smith III preached his first sermon as a leader of the Reoganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Amboy, Illinois, on 6 April 1860, he expressed his unqualifed aversion to…
Polygamy, Patrimony, and Prophecy: The Mormon Colonization of Cardston
Lehr discussed the journey undertaken by Charles O. Card to move to Canada and preserve polygamy, before the First Manifesto during a time that members were being hunted down for for their religious beliefs.
Fundamentalist Attitudes Toward the Church: The Sermons of Leroy S. Johnson
Driggs shares what an early fundamentalist leader by the name of Leory S. Johnson taught about the church and polygamy.