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The saints and the Union : Utah Territory during the Civil War

Author: E B Long
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1981.
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Long, noted Civil War historian and long-time research assistant to the late Bruce Catton, reveals a neglected but fascinating chapter in American frontier, Mormon, Indian, and Civil War history. His lively portrayal of two volatile personalities -- Mormon leader Brigham Young and U.S. military commander General Patrick Connor -- depicts events which helped shape the "opening up of the West." While the Civil War  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Long, E.B. (Everette Beach), 1919-1981.
Saints and the Union.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1981
(OCoLC)705838993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E B Long
ISBN: 0252008219 9780252008214
OCLC Number: 6420980
Description: xiii, 310 pages, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Facing the crisis of secession --
"There is no more a United States" --
Suspicions, and a new governor --
Statehood and polygamy --
Indians, militia, and apostates --
Crossing the Jordan --
Tragedy on Bear River --
To arms-with words --
Indians and governors --
A new approach --
Gold in the mountains? --
The impasse continues --
The Saints and the Union endure.
Responsibility: E.B. Long.
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Long, noted Civil War historian and long-time research assistant to the late Bruce Catton, reveals a neglected but fascinating chapter in American frontier, Mormon, Indian, and Civil War history. His lively portrayal of two volatile personalities -- Mormon leader Brigham Young and U.S. military commander General Patrick Connor -- depicts events which helped shape the "opening up of the West." While the Civil War raged in the East, the Mormons in Utah zealously continued to guard their cultural identity and church practices from federal control. At the same time, however, they lobbied hard for statehood, but were continually thwarted by a series of inept or antagonistic federal authorities. Drawing upon seldom-used archival material from the Mormon Church, Long's astute study depicts the earnest nature of this Mormon-federal conflict by focusing upon the battle of wills and words beteen Young and Connor. - Jacket flap.

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