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Defending Zion : George Q. Cannon and the California Mormon newspaper wars of 1856-1857

Author: Roger Robin Ekins
Publisher: Spokane, Wash. : Arthur H. Clark Co., 2002.
Series: Kingdom in the West, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of an small religious weekly newspaper, The Western standard, and its editor, George Q. Cannon, which waged a newspaper war with the leading journals of California from 1856-1857 over the Mormons and the Mormon Church. The editorials, articles, and letters collected in this volume deal with frontier justice, vigilantism, politics, journalism, religion, violence, overland emigration, "white Indians",  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: George Q Cannon; George Q Cannon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Robin Ekins
ISBN: 0870623214 9780870623219 0870622749 9780870622748
OCLC Number: 50868180
Description: 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Will Bagley --
1. A newspaper devoted to the cause of truth --
2. Two wrongs never will make a right: Sam Brannan and the vigilantes --
3. Hang 'em up --
like pirates: the Mormons, saints or sinners? --
4. The pusillanimous railings of an apostate Mormon: the strange case of elder Cannon and Mr. Hyde --
5. The bandits of the plains: red Indians, white Indians, Lamanites, and Danites --
6. The grossest form of human depravity: polygamy and the relics of barbarism --
7. The best news from this place is the reformation: the reality of rhetoric --
8. The kingdom that Daniel saw: autocracy, theocracy, and theo-democracy in Deseret --
9. The villainous, wholesale calumniator: Judge Drummond and the friends of the Court --
10. The hoary-headed Reverend seducer: the assassination of Parley P. Pratt --
11. The Mormons must be crushed out: War and rumors of war --
12. A horrible massacre of emigrants: vengeance at Mountain Meadows --
13. Faithfully warning the people: Cannon's parting shots --
Afterword: A man who had knocked out the World: Cannon after California --
Appendix: the newspapers and their editors.
Series Title: Kingdom in the West, v. 5.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Robin Ekins.

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The story of an small religious weekly newspaper, The Western standard, and its editor, George Q. Cannon, which waged a newspaper war with the leading journals of California from 1856-1857 over the Mormons and the Mormon Church. The editorials, articles, and letters collected in this volume deal with frontier justice, vigilantism, politics, journalism, religion, violence, overland emigration, "white Indians", Danites, and polygamy.

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