I had a chance to talk with Milt Backman, author of The Heavens Resound, the Ohio experience of the church. ... Milt says the manuscript that was published was essentially the way he submitted it, except that the Deseret Book people insisted that he leave out all references to polygamy in Kirtland [Ohio]. Deseret Book told him they had no objection to including it. But they had so much difficulty in getting approval of church authorities to include mention of polygamy in Nauvoo in the footnotes to Dean Jessee's book that they were sure they would never get approval to include mention of its practice in Kirtland. So all references to polygamy in Kirtland were deleted by Deseret Book.
[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]