Books, Laws & International Conventions recommended by Stop Polygamy in Canada

Dear All,  I list books, etc., as I read them.  I have several more to list here as soon as I have read them.  I have also reviewed many of them for the blog.  I’m posting this, because it did not transfer from our old site; and, I’ve had inquiries.  NM

Books, International Conventions and Laws Recommended by

Stop Polygamy in Canada Society


No Man Knows My History: the life of Joseph Smith by Fawn M. Brodie


Keep Sweet: Children of Polygamy by Debbie Palmer & Dave Perrin


God’s Brothel by Andrea Moore Emmett


Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith by Martha Beck


When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women Who Fought Back  by Stephen Singular


Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer


Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife by Irene Spencer


Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement by Irene Spencer


Escape by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer


Triumph: Life After the Cult, A Survivor’s Lessons by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer


Daughter of the Saints: Growing Up in Polygamy by Dorothy Allred Solomon


The Sixth of Seven Wives: Escape from Modern Day Polygamy by Mary Mackert


The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s Polygamous Mormon Sect by Daphne Bramham


Colorado City Polygamists: An Inside Look for the Outsider by Benjamin G. Bisline


Kidnapped from that Land: The Government Raids on the Short Creek Polygamists by Martha Sonntag Bradley (a pro-polygamist view)


Cults in our Midst: The Hidden Menace in our Everyday Lives by Marget Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich: Foreword by Robert Jay Lifton


Doctrine and Covenants, section 132—can be found online (Joseph Smith’s law of polygamy)


Prisons of the Mind: A True Story of White Slavery Done in the Name of Religion by Kaziah May Hancock


Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer


Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues edited by Cardell K. Jacobson with Lara Burton


Polygamy’s Rape of Rachael Strong: Protected Environment for Predators by John R. Llewellyn


Prophet’s Prey by Sam Brower


God vs. The Gavel:  Religion and the Rule of Law by Marci A. Hamilton, Foreword by the Honorable Edward R. Becker


Justice Denied: What America Must Do To Protect Its Children by Marci A. Hamilton


Patriarchs and Politics: The Plight of the Mormon Woman by Marilyn Warenski


Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman’s Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond by Deborah Laake


Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment by Janet Heimlich


A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy by Craig Jones (Craig Jones, Q.C. was the lead attorney for the AGBC in the polygamy reference case, 2010-2011)


Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies by Kristyn Decker


Little White Lies a book of poetry challenging the patriarchal system by Celine Leduc


Muslim study:


Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan by Sally Armstrong


Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women by Sally Armstrong


Knowing Our Rights: women, family, laws and customs in the Muslim world  (This handbook is an essential resource for those taking a critical and questioning approach to rights, laws, and constructions of womanhood in Muslim countries and communities and beyond) by Women Living Under Muslim Laws

Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts by Ziba Mir-Hossenini and Vanja Hamzic (publication of Women Living Under Muslim Laws)


An Engish version of the Qur’an


International Conventions


The International Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women  (CEDAW)


The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)


The International Convention on the Rights of the Child  (CRC)


Canadian Laws


The Charter of Rights and Freedoms


Canadian Federal Laws:  s. 293 (law banning the practice of polygamy),

s. 151 (sexual interference)

s. 152 (invitation to sexual touching)

s. 153 (sexual exploitation)

s. 155 (incest)

s. 170 (parent procuring sexual activity)

s. 172 (corrupting children)

s. 215 (duty to provide necessaries)

s. 273.3 (removal of child from Canada)

s. 279(1) (kidnapping)

s. 279(2) (forcible confinement)

s. 279.01 (trafficking in persons)

s. 280 (abduction of persons under 16)

s. 281 (abduction of persons under 14)

s. 283 (abduction by parent/guardian)



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