Cultures in conflict: a documentary history of the Mormon War in Illinois

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Utah State University Press, Jun 1, 1995 - History - 369 pages
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events in Hancock County, Illinois, to the contemporary national scene and describe the individuals - from obscure local citizens to celebrated national figures - who participated in or commented on the strife that escalated into political and judicial oppression, vigilante action, property destruction, and killings by both sides. Cultures in Conflict chronicles the rise of a theocratic kingdom at Nauvoo, the increasingly strident response of non-Mormons, the repression.

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Noted regional historian John E. Hallwas employs a spectacular array of historic photographs from the Keokuk Public Library, the Lee County Historical Society, and
the U.S. Corps of Engineers, to chronicle an astounding achievement and a distinctive Midwestern community. Please join us for this fascinating trip down the rapids of the Mississippi.

Roger D. Launius is senior curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. He has written or edited more than 20 books on aerospace history and has been a guest commentator on CNN, "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer", ABC, CBS, NBC, and many others. He lives near Washington, D.C.

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