More Wives Than One

More Wives Than One : Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840-1910

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More Wives Than One offers an in-depth look at the long-term interaction between belief and the practice of polygamy, or plural marriage, among the Latter-day Saints. Focusing on the small community of Manti, Utah, Kathryn M. Daynes provides an intimate view of how Mormon doctrine and Utah laws on marriage and divorce were applied in people's lives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252075609
  • 9780252075605
  • 2,089,849

About Kathryn M. Daynes

Kathryn M. Daynes, an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, is a contributor to Nauvoo in Mormon History and Fulfilling the Founding: A Reader for American Heritage.show more

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"The most important study to date of plural marriage in nineteenth-century Utah." American Historical Review "The scope of Kathryn Daynes's book is truly breathtaking ... Absolutely essential for anyone who wants to understand Mormonism's nineteenth-century marriage relationships." Journal of Mormon History "An important contribution to our understanding of Mormonism... Subtle and informative, Daynes's book is social history at its best." Religious Studies Review "A clear and cogent explanation for the rules and regulations of the nineteenth-century Mormon marriage system...All subsequent study of this system must now begin with her work." Western Historical Quarterlyshow more

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