Polygamy And The Manifesto, History & Context - Cristina Rosetti

Polygamy and the Church's Conflict with the US Government

Cristina Rosetti and I talk about the build-up to the 1890 Manifesto known as Official Declaration 1 in the Doctrine and Covenants. The Manifesto is a result of decades of conflict with the US Government and was perhaps the major motivation for the Saints' move west. What is the legal history of plural marriage in the US and what finally brought about the Manifest from President Wilford Woodruff?




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