Year of Polygamy: Mormon Polygamy in the Mexican Colonies, Episode 56

Join Lindsay as she talks with historian Barbara Jones Brown about polygamy in Mexico around the turn of the century.


Links mentioned in this podcast:

Join the Mormon History Association!

Article in Deseret News, “Remembering a Grand Soul, Lorna Call Alder”

Guest post on Keepapitchinin about Lorna

Women of Conviction lecture series

Mormon Women’s History Initiative

“They Do Things Differently There”: Understanding a Polygamous, “Foreign Country”

N.O.W. 20 Chelsea Strayer

chelseastrayerN.O.W. (Narrating Ordain Women) is a project of FMH to allow those with  profiles on Ordain Women share their stories.

Chelsea, an anthropologist, professor, leader in LDS social change and a Mormon woman, shares her thoughts about women’s ordination .  If you would like to post your profile for O.W., please contact them here.


(LDS WAVE, Infants on Thrones with Chelsea, LDS Exponent, Special Brownies story, FMBC “Half the Sky”)

Year of Polygamy: Lucinda Dalton, Feminist Mormon Pioneer, Episode 54


Join Lindsay as she discusses the life of Women’s Exponent writer Lucinda Dalton and the strange case of her posthumous divorce from her polygamist husband.


Links mentioned in this podcast:


Buy the reading guide here! Sister Saints

Lucinda’s Autobiography

Dalton Family History Site

Year of Polygamy: Federal Legislation of Utah Polygamy, Episode 53

Men in suits fighting over "protection of innocent women", Which is the Prophet and which is the Prosecutor ?
Men in suits fighting over “protection of innocent women”, Which is the Prophet and which is the Prosecutor ?
George F. Edmunds & Wilford Woodruff

Join Lindsay as she interviews Perry Porter about the legislation and laws surrounding Mormon polygamy.


Links mentioned in this podcast:

Perry’s chronology of polygamy site

Dialogue: Politicians, Mormons, Utah, and Statehood

Religious duty arguments


Article of marriage (Footnotes below by Perry Porter)

According to B. H. Roberts] History of the Church, Vol.2, p.246, Footnotes

It should be observed that this “Article on Marriage” presented by W. W. Phelps, and also the one on “Government and Laws in General,” presented by Oliver Cowdery, were not presented as revelations and were not published as such at the time, but were expressions of course, of the belief of the Saints at that period on those subjects. It should also be noted that these two articles were presented and acted upon in the absence of the Prophet who was at the time visiting saints and preaching in Michigan.

For those that think of revelation and the D&C as a seamless flow of information from God there is this:

Apparently the changes in the printed revelations troubled a certain few of the brethren. At a meeting of the High Council at Far West, April 24, 1837, David W. Patten charged Lyman Wight with teaching false doctrines, among others that “the book of Doctrine and Covenants was a telestial law; and the Book of Commandments (a part of the revelations printed in Jackson county) was a celestial law.” Wight was censured for these teachings, and directed to acknowledge his error to the churches where he had preached. 78 H.C., 2:481-82.

Peter Crawley, BYU Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4, p.502-503

Year of Polygamy: Obscure Polygamous Women and Paula Kelly Harline, Episode 52

Join Lindsay as she chats with author of The Polygamous Wives Writing Club, Paula Kelly Harline about her book, her opinions on the practice of plural marriage, and the voices of obscure Mormon frontierswomen.


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Buy the book here and support the voices of LDS women!

Year of Polygamy: Amelia Folsom “The Favorite Wife,” Episode 51

 Join  Lindsay as she discusses the famous woman married to Brigham Young, dubbed as “Brigham’s Pet,” Amelia Folsom, said to be his favorite wife.

Links mentioned in this podcast:


The Tyranny of Mormonism: Or An Englishwoman in Utah; an Autobiography

 By Mrs. T. B. H. Stenhouse, Harriet Beecher Stowe


Devotees and Their Shrines: A Hand Book of Utah Art

 By Alice Merrill Horne