Free exercise of religion in nineteenth century America: the Mormon cases

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Law
Department Law
Creator Firmage, Edwin B.
Title Free exercise of religion in nineteenth century America: the Mormon cases
Date 1989
Description The Mormon cases present a fascinating study of diversity and conformity in the United States in the nineteenth century. From their beginning the Mormons were a gathered people. Almost immedi- ately, from their origins in New York, the Mormons challenged the legal systems in the nation and the states where they resided to protect or at least tolerate their idiosyncracies. Mormon belief and practice came to include communal economics, theocratic government, and most challenging and offensive of all to the larger national community, a radically different marital and social practice -- polygamous marriage.
Type Text
Publisher Hamline University School of Law
Volume 7
Issue 2
First Page 281
Last Page 313
Subject Law; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Nineteenth century; Polygamy; Theocracy
Subject LCSH Law; Mormon Church; Polygamy
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Firmage, E. B. (1989). Free exercise of religion in nineteenth century America: the Mormon cases. Journal of Law and Religion, 7(2), 281-313.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62522mh
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