Exiles in a Land of Liberty: Mormons in America, 1830-1846

Exiles in a Land of Liberty: Mormons in America, 1830-1846

by Kenneth H. Winn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807818299
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Series: Studies in Religion
Edition description: 1
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1.The Origins of Mormonism6
2.The Book of Mormon as a Republican Document18
3.Social Disorder and the Resurrection of Communal Republicanism among the Mormons40
4.The Rise of Anti-Mormonism63
5.Anti-Mormonism Becomes Violent85
6.Republican Dissent in the Kingdom of God106
7.Republican Virtue "Exterminated" in Missouri129
8.Anti-Mormonism Reappears in Illinois152
9.To Redeem the Nation182
10.America the Corrupt208
Notes239
Bibliography261
Index277

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A useful contribution to our understanding of a singular people and their antagonists. . . . [Winn] captures the details . . . of the Mormon's travails very well.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch



[Winn's] ability to place Mormon aspirations within different intellectual, religious and social contexts marks his approach and underscores the importance of his volume.—Canadian Review of American Studies



[This book] is well researched and well written, inviting us to look at a dimension of the relationship between Mormonism and American culture that certainly merits attention.—American Historical Review



Full of stimulating insights, fresh interpretations, and new ways of understanding the early Mormons and their neighbors. Indispensable reading on early Mormon history.—Leonard Arrington



A study that must be read by all students of early Mormon history.—Illinois Historical Journal

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