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We are excited to announce the publication of The Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith’s Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844-1890 (vol. 2), edited by Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster, published by John Whitmer Books.  We will have the editors at our store to speak about and sign their book on Wednesday, March 5.  They will be here from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., speaking at 6:00, and will answer questions and sign books before and after that time. To RSVP on Facebook, visit here.

In the first volume of the Persistence of Polygamy, Bringhurst and Foster compiled an anthology of original articles on the controversies surrounding Joseph Smith Jr. and the origins of Mormon polygamy. In this second volume, they have assembled an array of new research into the wide diversity of polygamy as practiced by different Latter Day Saint groups during the later nineteenth century. Essays include:

  • “For Time and All Eternity: The Complex Brigham Young Polygamous Households” by Jeffery Johnson
  • “Brigham Young, African-Americans, and Plural Marriage: Schism and the Beginnings of Black Priesthood Denial” by Connell O’Donovan
  • “’Where Have All of Brigham Young’s Wives Gone?’: Latter-day Saint Ambivalence over Its Polygamous Past” by Newell Bringhurst
  • “Six Polygamous LDS Presidents and their Wives: From Brigham Young through Heber J. Grant” by Craig Foster
  • “Three Schismatic Mormons Leaders and Plural Marriage: Alpheus Cutler, William Smith, and Lyman Wight” by Christopher Blythe
  • “LDS Joseph F. Smith v. RLDS Joseph Smith III: Records of Nauvoo Polygamy and the Conflict that Forged Them” by Don Bradley and Brian Hales
  • “The RLDS Church’s Changing Policy on Plural Marriage and the Bringing Forth of RLDS Doctrine and Covenants Section 150” by Richard Howard

The Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith’s Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844-1890 (vol. 2). John Whitmer Books, 2014. 388pp. Hardback. $39.95


Other Newell G. Bringhurst titles available:

  • Black and Mormon. University of Illinois, 2004. Paperback—Reg. $20.95, SALE $4.99/Hardback–$34.95
  • Excavating Mormon Pasts: The New Historiography of the Last Half Century. Greg Kofford Books, 2012. Paperback. $31.95
  • Fawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer’s Life. University of Oklahoma Press, 1999. Reg. $29.95, SALE $7.99
  • Reconsidering No Man Knows My History: Fawn M. Brodie and Joseph Smith in Retrospect. Utah State University Press, 1996. Paperback. $24.95
  • Scattering of the Saints: Schism within Mormonism. John Whitmer Books, 2007. Paperback. $24.95

Other Craig Foster titles available:

  • A Different God? Mitt Romney, the Religious Right and the Mormon Question. Greg Kofford Books, 2008. Paperback. $24.95
  • Penny Tracts and Polemics: A Critical Analysis of Anti-Mormon Pamphleteering in Great Britain (1837-1860). Greg Kofford Books, 2002. Hardback. Reg. $39.95, SALE $19.99

Other Bringhurst/Foster titles available:

  • The Mormon Quest for the Presidency: From Joseph Smith to Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. John Whitmer Books, 2011. Paperback. $24.95
  • The Persistence of Polygamy: Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy (Vol. 1). John Whitmer Books, 2010. Paperback–$24.95/Hardback–$39.95


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