Mormon Country

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University of Nebraska Press, 1942 - History - 362 pages
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Where others saw only sage, a salt lake, and a great desert, the Mormons saw their “lovely Deseret,” a land of lilacs, honeycombs, poplars, and fruit trees. Unwelcome in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, they migrated to the dry lands between the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada to establish Mormon country, a wasteland made green. Like the land the Mormons settled, their habits stood in stark contrast to the frenzied recklessness of the American West. Opposed to the often prodigal individualism of the West, Mormons lived in closely knit – some say ironclad – communities. The story of Mormon country is one of self-sacrifice and labor spent in the search for an ideal in the most forbidding territory of the American West. Richard W. Etulain provides a new introduction to this edition.

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Review: Mormon Country (Second Edition)

User Review  - Laurel Wicke - Goodreads

Like Stegnar said, "Point of view is everything," and his point of view as an outsider of the religion makes his interpretation of some events very different from mine. That said, he tries very hard ... Read full review

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Contents

Meet Me at the Ward House
3
Mormon Trees
21
The Land Nobody Wanted
33
Copyright

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Wallace Stegner (1909–93) was one of America’s most distinguished novelists and essayists. His works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angle of Repose and The Spectator Bird, winner of the National Book Award.
Richard W. Etulain is a professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico. He is the coauthor of The American West: A Twentieth-Century History (Nebraska 1989) and Stegner: Conversations on History and Literature.

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