The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America
Place Published: Chapel Hill, NC
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Date Published: 2002
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 47640
SIGNED. 337pp. Octavo [24 cm] in black cloth.
Flat-signed by author on title page. From the book: "From the Mormon Church's public announcement of its sanction of polygamy in 1852 until its formal decision to abandon the practice in 1890, people on both sides of the "Mormon Question" debated central questions of constitutional law. Did principals of religious freedom and local self-government protect Mormons' claim to a distinct, religiously based legal order? Or was polygamy, as its opponents claimed, a new form of slavery--- this time for white women in Utah?"