History Detectives

1856 Mormon Tale

Clip: Season 6 Episode 1 | 15m 36s

The tattered pages of an 1856 anonymously authored book titled "Female Life Among the Mormons" claim to be the personal memoirs of a wife of a Mormon elder. In it, the author claims to have witnessed a shocking, immoral culture of violence, polygamy, sexual depravity and brainwashing. Who wrote this book and is it in face a true account of Mormon life?

Aired: 06/29/08

Rating: TV-G

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