Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1900

Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1900

by Leonard J. Arrington, Ronald W. Walker
     
 

Leonard Arrington, who died in 1999, is considered by most, if not all, serious scholars of Mormon and western history as the single most important figure to write on LDS history. Great Basin Kingdom is perhaps his greatest work.

A classic in Mormon studies and western history, Great Basin Kingdom offers insights into the "underdeveloped" American

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Leonard Arrington, who died in 1999, is considered by most, if not all, serious scholars of Mormon and western history as the single most important figure to write on LDS history. Great Basin Kingdom is perhaps his greatest work.

A classic in Mormon studies and western history, Great Basin Kingdom offers insights into the "underdeveloped" American economy, a comprehensive treatment of one of the few native American religious movements, and detailed, exciting stories from little-known phases of Mormon and American history.

This edition includes thirty new pictures and an introduction by Ronald W. Walker that provides a brief biography of Arrington, as well as the history of the work, its place in Mormon and western historiography, and its lasting impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252072833
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Reprint Edition
Preface to First Edition
Pt. 1Design of the Kingdom (1830-1846)
IEarly Economic Experiences of the Latter-day Saints3
Pt. 2Building the Kingdom (1847-1868)
IIA New World39
IIIThe Harvest of '4964
IVOrganization for Growth and Development96
VWays and Means131
VIMobilization, 1856-1858161
VIIA Decade of Planning for Self-Sufficiency and Growth195
Pt. 3The Kingdom Threatened (1869-1884)
VIIIYear of Decision: 1869235
IXMormon Railroads257
XThe Cooperative Movement293
XIThe United Order of Enoch323
Pt. 4Kingdom in Retreat (1885-1900)
XIIThe Raid353
XIIIAftermath380
Bibliography415
Manuscript Collections415
General Works on Utah and the West416
General Works on the Mormons419
Notes and References421
Index517

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