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By George D. Smith | Comments: ( 929 ) | Date: ( Apr 10, 2020 )

When Joseph and Emma Smith arrived in Ohio in 1831, several families offered them lodging, as did the Whitneys, whose five year old daughter, Sarah Ann, and her eleven year old neighbor, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, wouldlater play a role in Mormon polygamy The Smiths soon moved in with the Johnsons, where Joseph met fifteen year old Marinda Nancy In 1836, seven year old HeleWhen Joseph and Emma Smith arrived in Ohio in 1831, several families offered them lodging, as did the Whitneys, whose five year old daughter, Sarah Ann, and her eleven year old neighbor, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, wouldlater play a role in Mormon polygamy The Smiths soon moved in with the Johnsons, where Joseph met fifteen year old Marinda Nancy In 1836, seven year old Helen Mar Kimball attended school near the Smith home Eachof these girls, whom Joseph met during the 1830s, would later marry him inthe 1840s gathering place of Nauvoo, Illinois, on the east bank of the Mississippi River In this thoroughly researched and documented work, the author shows how the prophet introduced single and married women to this new form of celestial marrige a favor granted to the elect men of Nauvoo Through their journals, letters, and affidavits, the participants tell their stories in intimate detailbefore polygamy was forcibly abandoned and nearly forgotten.


  • Title: Nauvoo Polygamy: ..".But We Called It Celestial Marriage"
  • Author: George D. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781560852018
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Nauvoo Polygamy: ..".But We Called It Celestial Marriage"

  • Carys

    It's not my 'favourite' polygamy book (if I can use that word about a topic which continues to give me the heeby-jeebies) however there is some new (to me, at least) and interesting information in 'Nauvoo Polygamy'. Having said that, I'd recommend 'Mormon Polygamy: A History' by Richard Van Wagoner before I'd recommend 'Nauvoo Polygamy'.


  • J.

    Nauvoo Polygamy is a frank and honest discussion of the history and culture of early Mormon polygamy. While Compton wrote the encyclopedia, Smith wrote for the audience. The chapters about how polygamy worked culturally are the most interesting. There is plenty of discussion about source material and historical context, along with all kinds of charts. This book has statistics like Brigham Young had wives. The last chapter traces the history of polygamy through Europe to the Americas – my advic [...]


  • Michele

    I started out believing that JS was the innocent charismatic who was taken advantage of by more sophisticated men, like BY. After reading this book, I believe just the opposite. The interesting thing about this book is that though, certainly George Smith has an agenda, just as all authors do, his research is so impeccable, that it is presented in as much detail as he can provide - including the context of other examples of christian plural marriage down through the ages - but doesn't really spea [...]


  • Napoleone

    I liked the concise and surprisingly faster pace of this book compared to others I've read on the topic of polygamy. However, the result is some parts of the book should have gone a little more in depth, as some details and quotes are out of context, perhaps to support the author's beliefs and conclusions.


  • Austin Archibald

    While not from a "faithful" perspective and laced with erred conclusions, this is the most comprehensive look at the origins and development of Mormon polygamy. Really fascinating and entertaining. The history is so complex and difficult to piece all together, but the author did so effectively in a relatively easy and chronological format. An important companion to Compton and Van Wagoner's work.


  • Christian

    How has this book not gotten more press? Maybe it has and I've missed it, but it seems like everyone looks to Compton's "In Sacred Loneliness" on this subject. I'm astonished by the extensive and careful research that went into this. It is an immense undertaking and I'm only on chapter 3 so far.


  • Jason

    This book is worth the 4 stars for the extensive charts and meticulously compiled demographic data alone. Didn't like the style and method of writing in a few chapters but overall it is a very important and well researched book.


  • Emily

    This is actually a very interesting book, but give yourself sometime because there is a lot of detail with names and dates.


  • Viliami

    Exactly what I expected. Good for the historical sources. The genesis of polygamy is still somewhat elusive.


  • Rick

    Definitely has some unsettling info about polygamy


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