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  • Junius And Josephby Robert Wicks; Fred R. Foister

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    "Junius and Joseph examines Joseph Smith's nearly forgotten [1844] presidential bid, the events leading up to his assassination on June 27, 1844, and the tangled aftermath of the tragic incident. It... establishes that Joseph Smith's murder, rather than being the deadly outcome of a spontaneous mob uprising, was in fact a carefully planned military-style... more...

  • Homeward to Zionby William Mulder

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 60.00

    ?Documented historical record and personal narrative drawn from letters and diaries of immigrants themselves are juxtaposed to form an authentic and rounded picture of this aspect of Mormon life and development up to the turn of the century.??Library Journal?A highly readable treatment of a special yet fascinating chapter in the building of America,... more...

  • Mormon America - Rev. Richard Ostling; Joan K. Ostling

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    Who Are the Mormons? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Has over 12.5 million members worldwide and is one of the fastest-growing and most centrally controlled U.S.-based religions Is by far the richest religion in the United States per capita, with $25 to $30 billion in estimated assets and $5 to $6 billion more in estimated... more...

  • An Introduction to Mormonismby Douglas J. Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    An introduction to the core beliefs and theological structure of the Mormon church, first published in 2003. more...

  • Mormon Vanguard Brigade Of 1847by Ronald Barney

    Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 16.95

    There are no historical events that have more iconic significance for the people of Utah than the trek of the vanguard company of Mormons west in 1847. Its meaning may vary, but overall, the march has a highly symbolic and seminal historical importance for virtually all Utahns. While the journey has been widely celebrated, memorialized, and even sanctified... more...

  • Massacre at Mountain Meadowsby Ronald W. Walker; Richard E. Turley; Glen M. Leonard

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    Here is the definitive account of one of the darkest events in Mormon history. written. Drawn from documents previously not available to scholars and a careful re-reading of traditional sources, this gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into what provoked the Mountain Meadows massacre. The book sheds light on contributing factors, including... more...

  • Before the Manifestoby Milewski

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    Mary Lois Walker Morris was a Mormon woman who challenged both American ideas about marriage and the U.S. legal system. Before the Manifesto provides a glimpse into her world as the polygamous wife of a prominent Salt Lake City businessman, during a time of great transition in Utah. This account of her life as a convert, milliner, active community... more...

  • Polygamy on the Pedernalesby Melvin C Johnson

    Utah State University Press 2006; US$ 27.95

    In the wake of Joseph Smith Jr.?s murder in 1844, his following splintered, and some allied themselves with a maverick Mormon apostle, Lyman Wight. Sometimes called the "Wild Ram of Texas," Wight took his splinter group to frontier Texas, a destination to which Smith, before his murder, had considered moving his followers, who were increasingly unwelcome... more...

  • Religion, Politics, and Sugarby Matthew Godfrey

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    One famous target of Progressive Era attempts to rein in monopolistic big business was the eastern Sugar Trust. Less known is how federal regulators also tried to break monopoly control over beet sugar in the West by going after the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, a business supported and controlled by the Latter-day Saints church and run by Mormon authorities.... more...

  • Devil's Gateby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00

    The Mormon handcart tragedy of 1856 is the worst disaster in the history of the Western migrations, and yet it remains virtually unknown today outside Mormon circles. Following the death of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, its second Prophet and new leader, Brigham Young, determined to move the faithful out of the Midwest, where they... more...