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Volume Listing > Volume 66 > 'For life, the resurrection, and the life everlasting': James J. Strang and Strangite Mormon polygamy, 1849-1856

Lewis, David Rich "'For life, the resurrection, and the life everlasting': James J. Strang and Strangite Mormon polygamy, 1849-1856"


“For Life, the Resurrection, and the Life Everlasting”: James J. Strang and Strangite Mormon Polygamy, 1849-1856 charts the rise of the Beaver Island Mormon community and the introduction of polygamy despite the initial rejection by the community’s leader, James J. Strang (1813-1856). The article discusses the contrasting attitudes towards polygamy held by Mormon men and woman, and argues that Strang’s drive for power and fame led Strang first from atheism to Mormonism, and then from resistance to plural marriage to being a polygamist himself. (18 pages)

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Citation: Lewis, David Rich "'For life, the resurrection, and the life everlasting': James J. Strang and Strangite Mormon polygamy, 1849-1856" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 66 /Issue: 4 (1982-1983)

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