New Books From An Old Bookseller, Arthur H. Clark
There is probably nothing more closely associated with Mormon history by non-members of the LDS Church than polygamy. From the Church's early days until it banned the practice in 1890, it created great confrontations between members and outsiders. For the faithful, it was a part of their beliefs and a tenet of freedom or religion. To most outsiders, it was an abhorrent practice, or "relic of barbarism" as described in the Republican Party platform of 1856. The Works of Abraham, edited by B. Carmon Hardy, provides documents and history both pro and con the taking of multiple wives. $39.95.
There are three other books offered in this pamphlet, including a history of Alex Swan and the Swan Companies, major cattle ranchers in Wyoming during the late 19th century. The website for the Arthur H. Clark publishing company is www.ahclark.com, phone number 405-364-5798.