Understanding Mormon Fundamentalist Polygamy

  • Laura Parson


In this chapter, I provide an overview of Mormon fundamentalist polygamy with a focus on the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB) and Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the two sects that study participants were members of before they left. Next, I describe allegations of illegal activities within some Mormon fundamentalist sects and recent legal battles, including a history of failed government raids. Finally, I explore some of the themes described in existing life stories from women who left polygamous communities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Parson
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  1. 1.Educational Foundations, Leadership, and TechnologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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