The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America

By Sarah Barringer Gordon | Go to book overview
ILLUSTRATIONS
Title page of the Book of Mormon2
The Judgepolitical cartoon of a Mormon man
defying the rest of the nation 3
1838 massacre of Mormons in Missouri 9
The Mormon prophet Joseph Smith being tarred and feathered 10
A Mormon meeting 12
Daily Graphicantipolygamy cartoon of Mormonism as a pirate 13
Daily Graphiccartoon of the Mormon Question
chained to a Republican politician 14
1830 edition of the Book of Mormon20
"Lieutenant-General" Joseph Smith 24
The martyrdom of Joseph Smith 25
Frontispiece of Orvilla Belisle's Mormonism Unveiled36
Illustration from Alfreda Eva Bell's Boadicea
depicting a husband abandoning his first wife 41
Mormon prophet Joseph Smith 44
Illustration of supposed Mormon family violence, from
Alfreda Eva Bell's Boadicea48
Currier & Ives lithograph commemorating the 1856
Republican Party's national platform 56
Brigham Young 59
Illustration from Maria Ward's Female Life among the Mormons
depicting the "Mormon Legion" 61
Justin Morrill 64

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  • The Mormon Question - Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations *
  • Preface *
  • Introduction - Faith and the Contested Constitution *
  • Part One - The Laws of God and the Laws of Man *
  • Chapter 1 - The Power of the Word(S) *
  • Chapter 2 - The Twin Relic of Barbarism *
  • Chapter 3 - The Logic of Resistance *
  • Part Two - Days of Judgment *
  • Chapter 4 - Law and Patriarchy at the Supreme Court *
  • Chapter 5 - The Erosion of Sympathy *
  • Chapter 6 - The Marital Economy *
  • Epilogue - The (Un)Faithful Constitution *
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Index *
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