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Bagley, Will 1950-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 123 publications in 2 languages and 6,458 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Military history  Archives  Controversial literature  Church history  Documentary films  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F826, 979.247
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Most widely held works about Will Bagley
 
Most widely held works by Will Bagley
Blood of the prophets : Brigham Young and the massacre at Mountain Meadows by Will Bagley( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1857, over 100 men, women, and children in a wagon train from Arkansas were murdered in southern Utah by local settlers aided by Southern Paiute warriors. For 50 years, Mormon historian Juanita Brooks's The Mountain Meadows Massacre has been the standard work on the subject. Here, independent historian and Salt Lake Tribune columnist Bagley claims only to extend Brooks's work. But by using documents not available to Brooks and by following her example in pursuing the truth wherever it led him while not going beyond the available evidence, he confirms her private opinion that territorial Mormon leader and governor Brigham Young was heavily involved in both the massacre and its cover-up
Overland West : the story of the Oregon and California trails by Will Bagley( Book )

in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume, subtitled 'With golden visions bright before them : trails to the mining West, 1849-1852' captures the danger, excitement, and heartbreak of America's first great rush for riches and its enduring consequences as a quarter of a million travelers followed the 'road across the plains' in the mid-nineteenth century to the gold rush in California. With narrative scope and detail, the book tells this classic American saga through the voices of the people whose eyewitness testimonies vividly evoke the most dramatic era of westward migration. The gold rush epoch witnessed untold suffering and sacrifice, and the trails and their trials were enough to make many people turn back. Drawing from hundreds of previously unpublished diaries, letters, and recollections, the author describes the fortunes and misfortunes of gold-seeking forty-niners, Oregon-bound farmers, and Mormon pilgrims. Also discussed are America's native peoples, for whom the effect of the massive migration was no less than ruinous as thousand of intruders encroached on their ancient homelands. -- From book jacket
The Donner Party chronicles : a day-by-day account of a doomed wagon train, 1846-1847 by Frank Mullen( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Donner Party has become a tragic icon of the American march west. From Independence, Missouri, to Sutter's Fort, California, the party endured almost unimaginable hardship and suffering. Author Frank Mullen Jr. gives us a day by day account of their struggle for survival as they journey across the trail west. The Reno Gazette-Journal and the Nevada Humanities Committee present Frank Mullen's account of the Donner Party, accompanied by hundreds of historical illustrations and Marilyn Newton's photographs of the trail today."--Jacket
The Mormon Rebellion : America's first civil war, 1857-1858 by David L Bigler( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David L. Bigler and Will Bagley use long-suppressed sources to show that--contrary to common perception--the Mormon rebellion was not the result of Buchanan's "blunder," nor was it a David-and-Goliath tale in which an abused religious minority heroically defied the imperial ambitions of an unjust and tyrannical government. They argue that Mormon leaders had their own far-reaching ambitions and fully intended to establish an independent nation--the Kingdom of God--in the West. --from publisher description
Frontiersman : Abner Blackburn's narrative by Abner Blackburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pioneer camp of the saints : the 1846 and 1847 Mormon trail journals of Thomas Bullock by Thomas Bullock( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official journal of the Brigham Young pioneer company written by Thomas Bullock, the Mormon pioneer who was responsible for a large portion of the documentary record of the LDS church in the mid-nineteenth century
Army of Israel : Mormon Battalion narratives( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces and annotates dozens of firsthand accounts regarding the Mormon Battalion's march and subsequent adventures, including such perspectives as the journal of teenager William Pace, letters from a few of the women associated with the battalion (some thirty wives accompanied their husbands), and military/government correspondence. Provides a portrait and detailed record of a large part of the American West-- including portions of what became Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah-- and its inhabitants in the late 1840s
West from Fort Bridger : the pioneering of the Immigrant Trails across Utah, 1846-1850 by Harold Schindler( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these texts woven together by expansive and detailed introductions and annotation, Dale Morgan and Roderic Korns told the story of a critical period in westward migration
With golden visions bright before them : trails to the mining West, 1849-1852 by Will Bagley( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the mid-nineteenth century, a quarter of a million travelers--men, women, and children--followed the "road across the plains" to gold rush California. This magnificent chronicle--the second installment of Will Bagley's sweeping Overland West series--captures the danger, excitement, and heartbreak of America's first great rush for riches and its enduring consequences. With narrative scope and detail unmatched by earlier histories, "With Golden Visions Bright Before Them" retells this classic American saga through the voices of the people whose eyewitness testimonies vividly evoke the most dramatic era of westward migration. Traditional histories of the overland roads paint the gold rush migration as a heroic epic of progress that opened new lands and a continental treasure house for the advancement of civilization. Yet, according to Bagley, the transformation of the American West during this period is more complex and contentious than legend pretends. The gold rush epoch witnessed untold suffering and sacrifice, and the trails and their trials were enough to make many people turn back. For America's Native peoples, the effect of the massive migration was no less than ruinous. The impact that tens of thousands of intruders had on Native peoples and their homelands is at the center of this story, not on its margins. Beautifully written and richly illustrated with photographs and maps
Scoundrel's tale : the Samuel Brannan papers by Sam Brannan( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a biography of Samuel Brannan, with emphasis on his activities in the Mormon faith as well as his enterprises and public service in the state of California and in Mexico
So rugged and mountainous : blazing the Oregon and California trails, 1812-1848 by Will Bagley( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So rugged and mountainous is the first of a projected four-volume history, Overland West: the story of the Oregon and California Trails. This sweeping series describes how the 'Road across the Plains' transformed the American West and became an enduring part of its legacy. And by showing that overland emigration would not have been possible without the cooperation of Native peoples and tribes, it places American Indians at the center of trail history, not on its margins"--Jacket
Innocent blood : essential narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Always a cowboy : judge Wilson McCarthy and the rescue of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad by Will Bagley( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born on the frontier at American Fork, Utah Territory, two years after the Denver & Rio Grande Western reached town, Judge Wilson McCarthy lived to try to harness the wonders of the Atomic Age." "After a youth as a cowboy on the Canadian plains, Mormon missionary in Scotland, and law student at Columbia (while working for Tammany Hall), Judge McCarthy advanced from crusading district attorney to judge and banker. He then became one of the most powerful men in America as a director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Herbert Hoover's response to the Great Depression. His crowning achievement would be the rescue of a legendary American railroad." "The halcyon days of railroads have passed, but the legend of the Denver & Rio Grande lives on. Crossing the Continental Divide, the storied line hauled away vast mineral wealth but had to survive various corporate incarnations, business and political machinations, and a record that for a time earned it the nickname "Dangerous and Rapidly Growing Worse." McCarthy gave the road's employees a stake in the company's success and made it into a "western railroad operated by western men.""--Jacket
South Pass : gateway to a continent by Will Bagley( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning author Will Bagley explains the significance of South Pass to the nation's history and to the development of the American West
Playing with shadows : voices of dissent in the Mormon West( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of narratives by four individuals who abandoned Mormonism--"apostates," as Brigham Young and other Latter-day Saint leaders labeled them--provides an overview of dissent from the beginning of the religion to the early twentieth century and presents a wide range of disaffection with the faith or its leaders
A Road from El Dorado : the 1848 trail journal of Ephraim Green by Ephraim Green( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burying the past legacy of the Mountain Meadows massacre( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1857, 120 immigrants from Arkansas were murdered under a white flag by Utah's Mormon settlers--one of the most horrifying events in the history of the American West known as Mountain Meadows Massacre. Through the recounting of a young girl who survived and the accidental discovery of the victims' remains, this true story exposes a perpetual coverup as descendants from both sides struggle to heal wounds of bitterness
The great medicine road : narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between 1841 and 1866, more than 500,000 people followed trails to Oregon, California, and the Salt Lake Valley in one of the greatest mass migrations in American history. This collection of travelers' accounts of their journeys in the 1840s, the first volume in a new series of trail narratives, comprises excerpts from pioneer and missionary letters, diaries, journals, and memoirs--many previously unpublished--accompanied by biographical information and historical background
On the Mormons : collected works by Dale L Morgan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Medicine Road Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails 1849( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blood of the prophets : Brigham Young and the massacre at Mountain Meadows
Alternative Names
Bagley, William Grant 1950-

Will Bagley Amerikaans historicus

Will Bagley Historian specializing in early pioneer history of Utah and of the western United States

Languages
English (77)

French (1)

Covers
Overland West : the story of the Oregon and California trailsThe Donner Party chronicles : a day-by-day account of a doomed wagon train, 1846-1847The Mormon Rebellion : America's first civil war, 1857-1858The pioneer camp of the saints : the 1846 and 1847 Mormon trail journals of Thomas BullockArmy of Israel : Mormon Battalion narrativesScoundrel's tale : the Samuel Brannan papersSo rugged and mountainous : blazing the Oregon and California trails, 1812-1848Innocent blood : essential narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre