Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues

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Few people realize that polygamy continues to exist in the United States. Thus, world-wide attention focused on the State of Texas in 2008 as agents surrounded the compound of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) and took custody of more than 400 children. Several members of this schismatic religious group, whose women adorned themselves in "prairie dresses," admitted to practicing polygamy. The state justified the raid on charges that underage marriage was being forced on young women. A ...

Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199746385

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Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199746378

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