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The series follows the Mormon faith through the lens of “The Principle of Plural Marriage” from its genesis in 1831 with its originator Joseph Smith, through the hidden history and governmental pressure, to today and contemporary practicing Fundamentalist Mormons.



For the first time polygamy is dissected through a feminist viewpoint, with attention given to the experiences of the women, women who sacrificed everything and suffered long and are never mentioned in museums or landmark tours. Their experiences, along with interviews with experts, sc20140302_130747holars, historians, and those still affected directly by the practice, paint a new portrait of how the west was shaped, by the hard work and toil of these invisible women, hidden away through controversy.



Through Hansen’s careful work, we see how the practice of polygamy affected every aspect of the LDS church’s formation and is still a shadow hanging over the church, visible in it’s approach to marriage, the role of women, and the temple ceremonies. Instead of the historical footnote polygamy is often treated as, Hansen shows how this practice, started in secret and a direct cause of Joseph Smith’s death, responsible for driving the saints to Utah, and then outward again to Mexico and Canada, the root of power struggles both in the church and out, the cause of suspicion and eventually violence including the Mountain Meadows Massacre, was an instigator to most of the history of American West. For the first time, The Year of Polygamy shows how the west was settled not only to claim land and mineral rights, but in a very real way to control the bodies and sexuality of women in a way that reverberates today. Find our more at YearofPolygamy.com

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    • Geschiedenis

The series follows the Mormon faith through the lens of “The Principle of Plural Marriage” from its genesis in 1831 with its originator Joseph Smith, through the hidden history and governmental pressure, to today and contemporary practicing Fundamentalist Mormons.



For the first time polygamy is dissected through a feminist viewpoint, with attention given to the experiences of the women, women who sacrificed everything and suffered long and are never mentioned in museums or landmark tours. Their experiences, along with interviews with experts, sc20140302_130747holars, historians, and those still affected directly by the practice, paint a new portrait of how the west was shaped, by the hard work and toil of these invisible women, hidden away through controversy.



Through Hansen’s careful work, we see how the practice of polygamy affected every aspect of the LDS church’s formation and is still a shadow hanging over the church, visible in it’s approach to marriage, the role of women, and the temple ceremonies. Instead of the historical footnote polygamy is often treated as, Hansen shows how this practice, started in secret and a direct cause of Joseph Smith’s death, responsible for driving the saints to Utah, and then outward again to Mexico and Canada, the root of power struggles both in the church and out, the cause of suspicion and eventually violence including the Mountain Meadows Massacre, was an instigator to most of the history of American West. For the first time, The Year of Polygamy shows how the west was settled not only to claim land and mineral rights, but in a very real way to control the bodies and sexuality of women in a way that reverberates today. Find our more at YearofPolygamy.com

    Episode 177: The Curious Case of Chad Daybell

    Episode 177: The Curious Case of Chad Daybell

    Join Lindsay as she speaks with two watchdogs of the AVOW movement, Sara Forsberg and Nathan Averett about the unfolding Chad Daybell case.







    This story and the disappearance of the people involved remains unsolved so all details are just a timeline of what has already been reported publicly. The two guests will relay a timeline and information about the movement Chad Daybell is involved in.















    Links mentioned in this podcast:







    * Julie Rowe’s video about Chad Daybell* It’s been four months since J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan were last seen* Chad Daybell’s site

    • 1 u. 31 min.
    Episode 176: The Scandalous Tale of Matthias Cowley and Nora Taylor

    Episode 176: The Scandalous Tale of Matthias Cowley and Nora Taylor

    Walter Bergner on the far right, next to Nora and her young son Louis (Lou) Cowley & Burgener 







    Join Lindsay as she discusses the shocking details from the account of Mary Lenora Taylor and her interaction with various apostles, including Matthias Cowley.Links mentioned in this podcast:







    * Matthias F. Cowley BYU Studies* LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p. 168 (Principal source) * Dropbox Link with all the files, pics, and Nora’s history* Email Chad Miller at airdreamutah@gmail.com

    • 1 u. 31 min.
    Episode 175: Remnant/Snuffer Updates

    Episode 175: Remnant/Snuffer Updates

    What is the Remnant (Snuffer) movement up to these days? A scripture and temple project and more? Join Lindsay as she discusses updates with two Remnant insiders about where the movement is today.

    • 1 u. 9 min.
    Episode 174: Revenge Killings on the Frontier

    Episode 174: Revenge Killings on the Frontier

    Join Lindsay as she discusses the murders of Gentile (non-Mormon) men on the frontier who interfered with Mormon women. This post contains graphic descriptions of violence.















    Links mentioned in this podcast:







    * The Butler Murder of April 1869: A Look at Extralegal Punishment in Utah by Craig Foster* James Monroe Murdered by Edward Hogan* Blood in the Water: Beck Street and Blood Atonement by Michael McClane* The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, Volume 28 about Archibal N. Hill* Popular History of Utah by Orson Ferguson Whitney* Defender: The Life of Daniel H. Wells by Quentin Thomas Wells* Murder of Thomas Coleman

    • 1 u. 19 min.
    Episode 173: The Walker War

    Episode 173: The Walker War

    Join Lindsay as she discusses Mormon accounts of the Walker War with scholar Ryan Wimmer and how they affected the landscape of Mormon settlement.







    Links mentioned in this podcast:







    * Ryan Wimmer’s article, The Walker War Reconsidered* Utah Division of State History* Other work by Wimmer* Sally Kanosh’s wiki article* Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West by Ned Blackhawk

    • 1 u. 3 min.
    Episode 172: American Polygamy: A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith

    Episode 172: American Polygamy: A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith

    Join Lindsay as she interviews authors and historians Craig L. Foster and Marianne T. Watson about their new book, American Polygamy: A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith.

    • 50 min.

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