Nauvoo (Paperback)

KINGDOM ON THE MISSISSIPPI

By Robert Flanders

University of Illinois Press, 9780252005619, 392pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1975

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Description

     
      A history of what became a romantic
      legend about a martyred prophet, a lost city, and religious persecution,
      this volume tells the story of Nauvoo, the early Mormon Church, and the
      temporal life of Joseph Smith. Nauvoo (1839-46) was a critical period in
      Mormon history. The climax of Smith's career and the start of Brigham Young's,
      it was here that Utah really had it's beginnings and that the pattern of
      Mormon society in the West was laid.
       "...the quality and quantity of research is commendable... an excellent
        contribution to American mid-western history and to Mormoniana in general."
       
        -- Journal of American History