Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi

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University of Illinois Press, 1965 - Religion - 364 pages
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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
 

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Contents

The Land of Our Exile the State of Illinois
1
To Build Up a City The Nauvoo Gathering
23
From the Islands of the Sea The British Mission and the Gathering
57
A Kingdom of This World Government and the Military
92
A Kingdom of This World The Land Business
115
A Kingdom of This World Business Industry and Finance
144
A Dwelling for Man and a Dwelling for God The Nauvoo House and the Temple
179
The Church Corporate as Body Politic
211
Conflict Within the Kingdom
242
The Kingdom as Empire
278
The Fall of the Kingdom
306
Bibliography
342
Index
351
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