Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo

1985: Richard S. Van Wagoner, “Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo“ Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 18 No. 3 (1985): 67–83. 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...

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Women’s Response to Plural Marriage

1985: Kahlile Mehr, “Women’s Response to Plural Marriage“ Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 18 No. 3 (1985): 84–98. 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.

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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...

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