Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle

Mormon Polygamous Families Life in the Principle Mormons and non Mormons alike have their views of how polygamy was practiced by Latter day Saints during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Embry has examined the participants themselve

  • Title: Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle
  • Author: Jessie L. Embry
  • ISBN: 9781589581142
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mormons and non Mormons alike have their views of how polygamy was practiced by Latter day Saints during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Embry has examined the participants themselves in order to understand how believers adapted to polygamy Based on records and oral histories with husbands, wives, and children of Mormon polygamous households, this studyMormons and non Mormons alike have their views of how polygamy was practiced by Latter day Saints during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Embry has examined the participants themselves in order to understand how believers adapted to polygamy Based on records and oral histories with husbands, wives, and children of Mormon polygamous households, this study explores the diverse experiences of individual families and stereotypes about polygamy.

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    1. I found this book to be very interesteing in explaining polygamy using mostly interviews, previously studies, and data collected from the government and the church. Some beliefs I had (like there weren't enough men) were proven wrong while others given by the church at the time (I didn't even know about) were explained. I'm not ready to live it but I really enjoyed learning abou the social and psychological aspects of it.

    2. I debated giving it three stars because it was interesting--the information was taken from a variety of sources and I liked the snippets of interviews. I learned something about how polygamy was presented by church members at the time, which I found interesting.

    3. Really good primary source analysis in this book. Would have liked a varied narrative and a little more depth in the writing. Really well researched.

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