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Modern Polygamy in the United States : Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues (Paperback)

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Though many people around the world are oblivious to it, polygamy continues to be practiced in the United States. The state of Texas drew world-wide attention in 2008, as federal agents surrounded the compound of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) and took custody of more than 400 children. Several members of the schismatic religious group, whose women attire themselves in old-fashioned "prairie dresses," admitted that they practice polygamy. The state justified the raid by alleging that underage marriage was being forced on young women; however, a year later, all but one of the children had been returned to their parents and only ten men were charged with crimes, some barely related to the original charges. This volume offers valuable insights into the history and culture of the many people, including members of the FLDS, who lead polygamous lives in the United States in the twenty-first century.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199746385
SKU 214950961
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0199746389
Release Date 3/1/2011
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Oxford University Press
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