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A president, a church, and trails west : competing histories in Independence, Missouri

Author: Jon E Taylor
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the efforts of Independence, Missouri, to preserve and balance competing elements of the city's history: as the hometown of President Harry S. Truman; as the site where Joseph Smith established the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and as the historic gathering place for western emigration"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Jon E., 1968-
President, a church, and trails west.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608530108
Online version:
Taylor, Jon E., 1968-
President, a church, and trails west.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609248889
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Joseph Smith, Jr.; Joseph Smith, Jr.; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon E Taylor
ISBN: 9780826218018 0826218016
OCLC Number: 182851112
Description: xvii, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Independence as Zion --
Trails west --
A president returns home --
Winds of discontent --
The birth of a national historic site --
Redevelopment in the Truman neighborhood.
Responsibility: Jon E. Taylor.
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Chronicles a city's struggle to preserve its history and the built environment. This book places the role of preservation in Independence (Missouri) not only within the larger context of preservation  Read more...

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