George D. Smith, "1841: The Illinois Roots of Utah Polygamy"
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2011 Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Books and Authors Series Featuring George D. Smith, "1841: The Illinois Roots of Utah Polygamy" George Smith's latest book, "Nauvoo Polygamy . . . but we called it celestial marriage" (Signature Books, 2010), is a study, not only of what happened in a boomtown along the Mississippi River in the 1840s, it is a study about what plural marriage does to the early Latter-day Saints Church.
In this thoroughly researched and documented work, the author shows how the prophet, Joseph Smith, introduced single and married women to this new form of "celestial marriage" granted to the elect men of Nauvoo. Through their journals, letters, and affidavits, the participants tell their stories in intimate detail before polygamy was forcibly abandoned and nearly forgotten.
Contact: Judy Jarrow 801-581-3421
Location: Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library
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