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Praying with one eye open : Mormons and murder in nineteenth-century Appalachian Georgia

Author: Mary Ella Engel
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ptrovides a true crime account of religion, mob violence, and vigilante justice in postbellum Georgia.

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Engel, Mary Ella, 1953-
Praying with one eye open.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019008098
(OCoLC)1052877464
Named Person: Joseph Standing; Joseph Standing
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ella Engel
ISBN: 9780820355245 0820355240
OCLC Number: 1112670810
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 228 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: "I find my dream literally fulfilled": John Morgan in Georgia --
"There is something terrible coming": establishment of the North Georgia mission field --
"One by one they leave us": The first Expedition of Georgians to the West --
"Women is the only subject to be talked on": threats of violence in north Georgia--
"The day of grace Is gone": The murder of Joseph Standing --
"Think not when you gather to Zion, your troubles and trials are through": Georgia and the Mormon question --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1. North Georgia converts organized by branch --
Appendix 2. Members of mob accused of Elder Joseph Standing's murder.
Responsibility: Mary Ella Engel.

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Mary Ella Engel's excellent Praying with One Eye Open will open your eyes to a forgotten episode of religious violence in the Deep South: the summary execution of Mormon missionary Joseph Standing. Read more...

 
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