Storming the Nation: The Unknown Contributions of Joseph Smith's Political Missionaries

Storming the Nation: The Unknown Contributions of Joseph Smith's Political Missionaries

by Derek R. Sainsbury

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Overview

This volume uncovers the significant but previously unknown contributions of the electioneers who advocated for Joseph Smith’s 1844 presidential campaign. The focus is the cadre of more than six hundred political missionaries—who they were before the campaign, their activities and experiences as electioneers, and who they became following the campaign’s untimely collapse. This book recounts the important and even crucial contributions they made in the succession crisis, the exodus from the United States, and the building of Zion in the Great Basin. Importantly, this narrative describes how their campaigning with the Quorum of Twelve Apostles using theodemocratic themes, coupled with the shock of Joseph Smith's assassination, steeled and subsequently spurred many others into effective religious, political, social, and economic leaders—leaders who shaped Latter-day Saint history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629739410
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 04/24/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 723,610
File size: 6 MB

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