Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle

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Embry draws from both sociology and history to examine the workings of polygamous households in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Mormonism. A straightforward, scholarly approach to an era of regional history that has too often been relegated to folklore and myth. An examination of the practice of polygamy is essential to fully understand Mormonism historically. To gain a complete insight into the practice, however, one needs to look beyond the revelation and the laws that were passed against polygamy to the motives, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences of those who were part of polygamous families.

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Jessie L. Embry is the Associate Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and an Associate Research Professor at Brigham Young University. Since publishing Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle, Embry has published three books on ethnic Mormons, a book on Mormon wards as community, and two community histories.She is currently working on a book on LDS Sports and Recreation. She has published over eighty articles on topics relating to oral history, Mormon history, and western history. She directs a Western Studies Minor in the American Studies Program for the Redd Center.

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Book Description Greg Kofford Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New! ; Mormons and non-Mormons all have their views about how polygamy was practiced in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Embry has examined the participants themselves in order to understand how men and women living a nineteenth-century Victorian lifestyle adapted to polygamy. Based on records and oral histories with husbands, wives, and children who lived in Mormon polygamous households, this study explores the diverse experiencesof individual families and stereotypes about polygamy. The interviews are in some cases the only sources of primary information on how plural families were organized. In addition, children from monogamous families who grew up during the same period were interviewed to form a comparison group. When carefullyexamined, most of the stereotypes about polygamous marriages do not hold true. In this work it becomes clear that Mormon polygamous families were not much different from Mormon monogamous families and non-Mormon families of the same era. Embry offers a new perspective on the Mormon practice of polygamy that enables readers to gain better understanding of Mormonism historically. About the authorJessie L. Embry is the associate director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and an associate research professor at Brigham Young University. She is the author of eight books and over 100 articles on oral history, western American history, and ethnic Mormon history. ; 6" x 9"; 318 pages; 985. Seller Inventory # 41805

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