In the nation's consciousness polygamy is wrong. We recall images of fundamentalist cults with defiant men, mousey wives and hundreds of children all dressed alike. It brings up fears of abuse and mistreatment of the women and children. But recently on television, polygamy has been shown in a different light. In TV shows such as the fictional Big Love and the docudrama Sister Wives, we see modern women making informed choices to live this lifestyle. The wives in these stories are not mousey at all - they have minds of their own and they let their husbands know just what they think. The children seem as bratty and bouncy and boggling and beautiful as yours and mine. So is it right or is it wrong? San Jose Public Library has many books on polygamy as well as microfiche of government hearings and the Mormon Church's discussions of the practice from the late 19th century and early 20th century.