The Women of Fundamentalism: Short Creek, 1953
Bradley describes how even after the Short Creek Raids happened, the women there still believed in plural marriage.
Self-Blame and the Manifesto
Before the Manifesto was first read in conference, members and church leaders fully believed in plural marriage as being a commandment from God. Once the Manifesto was read, over time members started wondering if it…
The Political Background of the Woodruff Manifesto
Lyman discusses the political pressures from the United Government which led to the church issuing the First Manifesto.
Twentieth-Century Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons in Southern Utah
Driggs shares the story of how in between the First and Second Manifestos, polygamy was still happening in secret.
How Common the Principle? Women as Plural Wives in 1860
A study done to see how many polygamous wives there were at the peak of polygamy in the church.
Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy, 1841-46: A Preliminary Demographic Report
Smith discusses the importance of plural marriage in Nauvoo to church history. He shows that after Joseph Smith passed away, Nauvoo polygamy numbers rose.
Plural Marriage and Mormon Fundamentalism
Quinn shares what Mormon Fundamentalists believe. some stereotypes about them, and identfies the different groups.
Short Creek: A Refuge for the Saints
Watson shares why early fundamentalists broke off from the main church and decided to leave Utah and settle Short Creek.
Identifying the Earliest Mormon Polygamists, 1841-1844
Bergera uses evidence from plural wives to show who some of the first polygamists were in the church.
The 1948 Secret Marriage of Louis J. Barlow: Origins of FLDS Placement Marriage
Watson explains how the secret marriage of Louis J. Barlow to a 15-year-old girl caused a major rift among fundamentalists. Today’s fundamentalist members are still experiencing the effects of that marriage.