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Links mentioned in this podcast:
- Read the text of the post here.
- Buy the reading guide here.
- In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith by Todd Compton (Salt Lake City: Signature Books)
- Brian Hales’ bio of Almera Johnson
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Thanks Lindsay for this episode. I came to this podcast specifically for this episode. I’m a descendent of Benjamin Johnson and have read his autobiography describing this encounter. When reading the part about JS promising Benjamin a sermon that only he would understand, and that sermon being the 10 talents, to me it sounded like a subtle threat directed at Benjamin. Benjamin makes no mention of feeling threatened. What do you think? Was the use of threats consistent with the pattern used for other wives?
Also, the ambush style intervention meeting with Almera in Nauvoo is pretty upsetting to read about. Super inappropriate and limited Almeras use of agency. You know, the thing not even God interferes with.
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It seems that Joseph Smiths ruined so many women’s lives. The men in their lives- fathers and brothers – aided in this sad. Where were all these mothers?