Year of Polygamy: Hannah Tapfield King -English Poetess, Episode 64



Join Lindsay as she discusses the life of a remarkable woman, Hannah Tapfield King.

Links mentioned in this podcast:


“As the Bird Sings” BYU Studies Article on Hannah

Hannah Tapfield King’s journals transcript

Hannah’s autobiography in her own hand

Ben Park’s bio of Hannah on Juvenille Instructor

Year of Polygamy: Post-Manifesto Marriages, Episode 62

Join Lindsay as she discusses several of the most prominent known marriages that happened after both the 1890 manifesto and the 1904 manifesto.



Links mentioned in this podcast:

Solemn Covenant, The Mormon Polygamous Passage

The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power

Mormon Polygamy: A History

Sunstone: After the Manifesto

LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages

D. Michael Quinn: The Second Manifesto

D. Michael Quinn’s Plural Marriages After the Manifesto

Family Kingdom by Samuel Taylor

Additional notes:

Remarks of Wilford Woodruff at Cache Stake Conference, Logan, Utah, 1891-11-01; reported at Wilford Woodruff, “Remarks”, Deseret Weekly (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1891-11-14; excerpts reprinted in LDS Church, “Official Declaration—1”, Doctrine and Covenants.

Diary entry of Marriner W. Merrill, 1890-10-06 (LDS Church archives), as cited in: Hardy 1992, p. 141.

Flake, Kathleen (2003), The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ISBN 0-8078-5501-4, OCLC 5770734


Year of Polygamy: Polygamy and Abuse Intro, Episode 61

Lindsay speaks with Kristy Money, author of a recent oped discussing’s essays on polygamy and how they can contribute to grooming and predatory behavior.

Links mentioned in this podcast:

FAIR Mormon’s take on these issues.

Brian Hales’ views on these issues.

Todd Compton’s take on these issues.

Grant Palmer’s take on these issues.

Critic’s views on these issues

Mormon Think’s take on these issues.

Shindle affidavit on seduction.

Pratt/Schindle story in the Sangamo Journal

Anti-mormon literature at the time

Year of Polygamy: The 1890 Manifesto, Episode 60


Join Lindsay as she discusses the events leading up to the 1890 Manifesto.

Links mentioned in this podcast:



Year of Polygamy

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today.

Episode 01: Fanny Alger

Episode 02: Lucinda Morgan Harris

Episode 03: Louisa Beaman

Episode 04: Zina Huntington Jacobs Young Smith

Episode 05: Presendia Huntington Buell

Episode 06: Agnes Coolbrith

Episode 07: Sylvia Sessions

Episode 08: Patty Sessions

Episode 09: Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner

Episode 10: Polygamy in Nauvoo

Episode 11: Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde

Episode 12: Elizabeth Davis Durfee

Episode 13: Sarah Kingsley Cleveland

Episode 14: Delcena Johnson Sherman

Episode 15: Eliza R. Snow

Episode 16: Sarah Ann Whitney

Episode 17: Martha McBride Knight

Episode 18: Ruth Vose Sayers

Episode 19: Flora Ann Woodworth

Episode 20: Emily Partridge

Episode 21: Joseph Smith’s Progeny

Episode 22: Eliza Partridge

Episode 23: Almera Johnson

Episode 24: Lucy Walker

Episode 25: The Lawrence Sisters

Episode 26: Helen Mar Kimball

Episode 27: Hannah Ells

Episode 28: Elvira Cowles Holmes

Episode 29: Rhoda Richards

Episode 30: Olive Grey Frost

Episode 31: Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer

Episode 32: Melissa Lott

Episode 33: Nancy Winchester

Episode 34: Fanny Young

Episode 35: Polygamy and Lamanite Marriages

Episode 36: Plural Marriage and the Martydom

Episode 37: Polygamy and Winter Quarters

Episode 38: Polygamy and Winter Quarters

Episode 39: Early Utah Period Polygamy

Episode 40: Heber C. Kimball

Episode 41: Polygamy and the Family, Public and Private

Episode 42: Scandal, Soldiers, Sex and Wives

Episode 43: Violent 1850’s Utah

Episode 44: The Utah War

Episode 45: Houses of Polygamy

Episode 46: A Brief History of the Relief Society

Episode 47: History of Southern Utah, Part 1

Episode 48: History of Southern Utah, Part 2 (Orderville and other towns)

Episode 49: Emma Lee French

Episode 50: Marriage to Brigham Young

Episode 51: Amelia Folsom, “Brigham’s Favorite Wife”

Episode 52: Obscure Polygamous Women, Polygamous Wives Writing Club

Episode 53: Federal Legislation

Episode 54: Lucinda Dalton, Mormon Feminist Pioneer

Episode 55: Emmeline Free

Episode 56: Polygamy in Mexican Colonies

Episode 57: Polygamy and Suffrage

Episode 58: Anne Gordge, Polygamous Calamity Jane


Year of Polygamy: Ann Gordge- The Mormon Calamity Jane, Episode 58


Join Lindsay as she discusses the fantastic and gruesome autobiography of the youngest wife of John D. Lee, Ann Gordge.  This episode contains strong themes of violence and listener discretion is advised.



Links mentioned in this podcast:

Ann’s Autobiography

Ann’s short bio

Playing With Shadows: Voices of Dissent in the Mormon West

The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony

Blood of the Prophets by Will Bagley

Writing History, Writing Trauma

Red Water by Judith Freeman

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”