Year of Polygamy

Episode 59: The New Church Essay, Part One

This episode originally appeared on Mormonstories.org and is hosted by John Dehlin.  Join John, Lindsay, John Hamer, and J. Nelson-Seawright as they discuss LDS.org’s newest essay on polygamy in Kirtland and Nauvoo. Or listen on Mormon Stories here!    

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Year of Polygamy

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. Episode 01: Fanny Alger Episode 02: Lucinda Morgan Harris Episode 03: Louisa

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Episode 58: Ann Gordge- The Mormon Calamity Jane

  Join Lindsay as she discusses the fantastic and gruesome autobiography of the youngest wife of John D. Lee, Ann Gordge.  This episode contains strong themes of violence and listener discretion is advised.     Links mentioned in this podcast:

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Episode 57: Polygamy Gets the Right to Vote

Join Lindsay and Kate Kelly as they discuss the Women’s Suffrage movement and how polygamy played and integral role. Links mentioned in this podcast: Photo of Martha Huges Cannon in the Utah State Senate in 1897 Sister-Wives and Suffragists: Polygamy

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Episode 56: Mormon Polygamy in the Mexican Colonies

Join Lindsay as she talks with historian Barbara Jones Brown about polygamy in Mexico around the turn of the century.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Join the Mormon History Association! Article in Deseret News, “Remembering a Grand Soul, Lorna

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Episode 55: Emmeline Free- Brigham’s “Abandoned Pet”

  Join Lindsay as she interview genealogist Corey Horward about one of Brigham Young’s most beloved wives, Emmeline Free. Links mentioned in this podcast: Emmeline Free Young Biographical Sketch, by Corey Howard Newspaper article, “Brigham’s Abandoned Pet”

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Episode 54: Lucinda Dalton, Feminist Mormon Pioneer

  Join Lindsay as she discusses the life of Women’s Exponent writer Lucinda Dalton and the strange case of her posthumous divorce from her polygamist husband.   Links mentioned in this podcast:   Buy the reading guide here! Sister Saints

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Episode 53: Federal Legislation of Utah Polygamy

Join Lindsay as she interviews Perry Porter about the legislation and laws surrounding Mormon polygamy.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Perry’s chronology of polygamy site Dialogue: Politicians, Mormons, Utah, and Statehood Religious duty arguments Article of marriage (Footnotes below

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Episode 51: Amelia Folsom “The Favorite Wife”

Join  Lindsay as she discusses the famous woman married to Brigham Young, dubbed as “Brigham’s Pet,” Amelia Folsom, said to be his favorite wife. Links mentioned in this podcast: The Tyranny of Mormonism: Or An Englishwoman in Utah; an Autobiography

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