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Kingdom of Nauvoo : the rise and fall of a religious empire on the American frontier / Benjamin E. Park.

Park, Benjamin E., (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 289.3 (Text) 33062009269789 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631494864
  • ISBN: 1631494864
  • Physical Description: 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Soil -- Seeds -- Roots -- Trunk -- Branches -- Fruit -- Harvest -- Legacies.
Summary, etc.:
"In Kingdom of Nauvoo, Benjamin E. Park excavates the brief, tragic life of a lost Mormon city, demonstrating that the Mormons are essential to understanding American history writ large. Using newly accessible sources, Park recreates the Mormons' 1839 flight from Missouri to Illinois. There, under the charismatic leadership of Joseph Smith, they founded Nauvoo, which shimmered briefly-but Smith's challenge to democratic traditions, as well as his new doctrine of polygamy, would bring about its fall. His wife Emma, rarely written about, opposed him, but the greater threat came from without: in 1844, a mob murdered Joseph, precipitating the Mormon trek to Utah. Throughout this chronicle, Park shows that far from being outsiders, the Mormons were representative of their era in their distrust of democracy and their attempt to forge a sovereign society of their own"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints > History.
Mormon Church > Illinois > History.
Mormons > Mississippi River Valley > History.
Nauvoo (Ill.) > History.

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