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More wives than one : transformation of the Mormon marriage system, 1840-1910

Author: Kathryn M Daynes
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Joseph Smith announced his revelation that plural marriage was essential to attaining the highest level of eternal salvation, he introduced what became the most notorious aspect of Mormon  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn M Daynes
ISBN: 0252026810 9780252026812
OCLC Number: 45957946
Description: x, 305 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kirtland and Nauvoo: beginnings of plural marriage --
Plural marriage under Mormon control --
Nineteenth-century marriage law in Utah --
The nature of Mormon marriages --
The marriage market --
Women who became plural wives --
Economics and plural marriage --
Civil and ecclesiastical divorce --
Incidence of divorce and remarriage --
The decline of plural marriage --
The nineteenth-century Mormon marriage system.
Responsibility: Kathryn M. Daynes.

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