Kingdom on the Mississippi Revisited: Nauvoo in Mormon History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252064944
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Significance of Nauvoo for Latter-day Saints 19
2 The Nauvoo Charter: A Reinterpretation 39
3 The Nauvoo Legion, 1840-45: A Unique Military Organization 48
4 The Political Kingdom of God as a Cause of Mormon-Gentile Conflict 62
5 The Nauvoo Neighborhood: A Little Philadelphia or a Unique City Set upon a Hill? 72
6 The Mormon Press in Nauvoo, 1839-46 94
7 Religion in Nauvoo: Some Reflections 119
8 Mormon Polygamy: Belief and Practice in Nauvoo 130
9 The Kingdom of God in Illinois: Politics in Utopia 147
10 Mormon Nauvoo from a Non-Mormon Perspective 160
11 The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith in Early Mormon Writings 181
12 The Lion and the Lady: Brigham Young and Emma Smith 198
13 From Assassination to Expulsion: Two Years of Distrust, Hostility, and Violence 214
14 The Awesome Responsibility: Joseph Smith III and the Nauvoo Experience 231
Bibliographical Essay 251
Contributors 269
Index 273
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