9780300226843-0300226845-Polygamy: An Early American History

Polygamy: An Early American History

ISBN-13: 9780300226843
ISBN-10: 0300226845
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pearsall, Sarah M. S.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300226843
ISBN-10: 0300226845
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pearsall, Sarah M. S.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pearsall, Sarah M. S. wrote Polygamy: An Early American History comprising 416 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300226845 and 9780300226843. Since then Polygamy: An Early American History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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A groundbreaking examination of polygamy showing that monogamy was not the only form marriage took in early America

Today we tend to think of polygamy as an unnatural marital arrangement characteristic of fringe sects or uncivilized peoples. Historian Sarah Pearsall shows us that polygamy’s surprising history encompasses numerous colonies, indigenous communities, and segments of the American nation. Polygamy—as well as the fight against it—illuminates many touchstones of American history: the Pueblo Revolt and other uprisings against the Spanish; Catholic missions in New France; New England settlements and King Philip’s War; the entrenchment of African slavery in the Chesapeake; the Atlantic Enlightenment; the American Revolution; missions and settlement in the West; and the rise of Mormonism.

Pearsall expertly opens up broader questions about monogamy’s emergence as the only marital option, tracing the impact of colonial events on property, theology, feminism, imperialism, and the regulation of sexuality. She shows that heterosexual monogamy was never the only model of marriage in North America.
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