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By Cardell K. Jacobson, Lara Burton

Few humans notice that polygamy keeps to exist within the usa. therefore, world-wide awareness keen on the nation of Texas in 2008 as brokers surrounded the compound of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) and took custody of greater than four hundred teenagers. a number of contributors of this schismatic spiritual team, whose ladies embellished themselves in "prairie dresses," admitted to practising polygamy. The kingdom justified the raid on fees that underage marriage was once being compelled on younger women. A 12 months later, even if, all yet one of many youngsters have been again to their mom and dad and merely ten males have been charged with crimes, a few slightly concerning the unique fees. This e-book finds the historical past, tradition, and occasionally an insider's examine the polygamous teams positioned basically within the western components of the us. The participants to this quantity are historians, anthropologists, and sociologists acquainted with a few of the teams. A felony pupil additionally addresses the legality of the Texas raid and a geneticist examines the paternity concerns. jointly, those authors supply a far wanted knowing of the unusually huge variety of teams and people who dwell a quiet polygamous lifestyle within the usa.

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