History of Polygamy, Utah

Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
Fundamentalist groups who believe that the church discontinued polygamy only because of government pressure continued the practice. As they were discovered by the LDS Church, they were excommunicated. Some of these polygamists have appointed leaders and continue to live in groups, including those in Colorado City (formerly Short Creek), Arizona, and *Hilldale, Utah. Others, such as Royston Potter, practice polygamy but have no affiliation with an organized group.

See: Daniel W. Bachman, "New Light on an Old Hypothesis: The Ohio Origins of the Revelation on Eternal Marriage," Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978); Lowell Bennion, "The Incidence of Mormon Polygamy in 1880: `Dixie' versus Davis Stake," Journal of Mormon History 11 (1984); Jessie L. Embry, Mormon Polygamous Families: Life in the Principle (1987); Lawrence Foster, Religion and Sexuality: Three American Communal Experiences of the Nineteenth Century (1981); B. Carmon Hardy and Victor Jorgenson, "The Taylor-Cowley Affair and the Watershed of Mormon History," Utah Historical Quarterly 48 (Winter 1980); B. Carmon Hardy, Solemn Covenant: The Mormon Polygamous Passage (1991); Stanley S. Ivins, "Notes on Mormon Polygamy." Utah Historical Quarterly 35 (Fall 1967); Larry Logue, "A Time of Marriage: Monogamy and Polygamy in a Utah Town," Journal of Mormon History 11 (1984); D. Michael Quinn, "LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages, 1890-1904," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 18 (Spring 1985); Richard S. Van Wagoner, Mormon Polygamy: A History (1986); Kimball Young, Isn't One Wife Enough? (1954).

Jessie L. Embry

* Read, Hildale
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