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

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

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Kingdom of Nauvoo : the rise and fall of a religious empire on the American frontier
Title
Kingdom of Nauvoo
Title remainder
the rise and fall of a religious empire on the American frontier
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin E. Park
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
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UBP/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Park, Benjamin E
Dewey number
  • 289.3773
  • 279.9377
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F549.N37
LC item number
P37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon Church
  • Mormons
  • Nauvoo (Ill.)
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
Label
Kingdom of Nauvoo : the rise and fall of a religious empire on the American frontier, Benjamin E. Park
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Soil -- Seeds -- Roots -- Trunk -- Branches -- Fruit -- Harvest -- Legacies
Control code
on1102474615
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781631494864
Lccn
2019032445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1102474615
Label
Kingdom of Nauvoo : the rise and fall of a religious empire on the American frontier, Benjamin E. Park
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Soil -- Seeds -- Roots -- Trunk -- Branches -- Fruit -- Harvest -- Legacies
Control code
on1102474615
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781631494864
Lccn
2019032445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1102474615

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