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The Mormon question : polygamy and constitutional conflict in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Barringer Gordon

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The Mormon question : polygamy and constitutional conflict in nineteenth-century America
Title
The Mormon question
Title remainder
polygamy and constitutional conflict in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Barringer Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 principles 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? And did constitutional principles dictate that democracy and true liberty were founded on separation of church and state? The answers to these questions finally yielded an apparent victory for antipolygamists in the late nineteenth century, but only after decades of argument, litigation, and open conflict. Victory came at a price; as attention and national resources poured into Utah in the late 1870s and 1880s, antipolygamists turned more and more to coercion and punishment in the name of freedom. They also left a legacy in constitutional law and political theory that still governs our treatment of religious life: Americans are free to believe, but they may well not be free to act on their beliefs
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DLC
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1955-
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Gordon, Sarah Barringer
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4783
LC item number
.G67 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of religion
  • Church and state
  • Polygamy
Label
The Mormon question : polygamy and constitutional conflict in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Barringer Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 19.
  • Chapter 2.
  • The
  • Twin Relic of Barbarism
  • p. 55.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • Logic of Resistance
  • p. 85.
  • Part 2.
  • Introduction: Faith and the Contested Constitution
  • Days of Judgment
  • Chapter 4.
  • Law and Patriarchy at the Supreme Court
  • p. 119.
  • Chapter 5.
  • The
  • Erosion of Sympathy
  • p. 147.
  • Chapter 6.
  • The
  • p. 1.
  • Marital Economy
  • p. 183.
  • Epilogue: The (Un) Faithful Constitution
  • p. 221
  • Part 1.
  • The
  • Laws of God and the Laws of Man
  • Chapter 1.
  • The
  • Power of the Word(s)
Control code
47791138
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 337 pages
Isbn
9780807826614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001041472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Mormon question : polygamy and constitutional conflict in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Barringer Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 19.
  • Chapter 2.
  • The
  • Twin Relic of Barbarism
  • p. 55.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • Logic of Resistance
  • p. 85.
  • Part 2.
  • Introduction: Faith and the Contested Constitution
  • Days of Judgment
  • Chapter 4.
  • Law and Patriarchy at the Supreme Court
  • p. 119.
  • Chapter 5.
  • The
  • Erosion of Sympathy
  • p. 147.
  • Chapter 6.
  • The
  • p. 1.
  • Marital Economy
  • p. 183.
  • Epilogue: The (Un) Faithful Constitution
  • p. 221
  • Part 1.
  • The
  • Laws of God and the Laws of Man
  • Chapter 1.
  • The
  • Power of the Word(s)
Control code
47791138
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 337 pages
Isbn
9780807826614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001041472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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