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September 7, 2018

Episode 119 – Bennett’s Brothel Gets Dumped


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On this episode, we continue rooting around in the muck of the underbelly of Nauvoo Mormonism. We discuss the primary catalyst that caused Bennett to be so opposed to Joseph Smith. With rampant rumors of adultery, Crazy Willey Smith pens “The Truant Husband” with a pleasant little PSA to all the “midnight watchers” in Nauvoo. We discuss the role of women’s organizations and the social context in which they rose by examining Emma’s claims that “Benevolence” societies were corrupt. Then we get into the seedy and vague history of Nauvoo brothels and temperance.

Links:

We are Engaged as a Band of Sister by Ruth Alexander
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1901529?seq=2#metadata_info_tab_contents

Ladies Bountiful by Keith Medler
https://www.jstor.org/stable/23162952?seq=6#metadata_info_tab_contents

Relief Society Minute Book
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#full-transcript

Times & Season November 1841
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9118

FairMormon Bennett’s Brothel
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Brothel_at_Nauvoo

The Wasp edited by William Smith
https://archive.org/stream/TheWasp18421843/The_Wasp_1842-1843#page/n23

Temple Lot depositions
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=qi5OAAAAYAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA192

The Saintly Scoundrel Bennett Timeline
http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Joseph H. Jackson expose 1844
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

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