"Regeneration--Now and Evermore!": Mormon Polygamy and the Physical Rehabilitation of Humankind

  title={"Regeneration--Now and Evermore!": Mormon Polygamy and the Physical Rehabilitation of Humankind},
  author={B. Carmon Hardy and B. Carmon Dan Erickson},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={40 - 61}
LA T T E R D A Y S A I N T B E L I E F in polygamy, although introduced in the 1830s and 1840s, was not publicly defended until the church relocated from the Midwest to the Great Basin. Its practice by thousands of Mormons in the late nineteenth century may have constituted the largest prescribed departure from traditional monogamy in Western civilization since the Middle Ages.1 Determined to present their views as persuasively as possible, church leaders commenced a campaign in 1852 to… 
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