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The story of the Mormons : from the date of their origin to the year 1901

Author: William Alexander Linn
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Co., 1923.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linn, William Alexander, 1846-1917.
Story of the Mormons.
New York : Macmillan Co., 1923
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Alexander Linn
OCLC Number: 8932602
Description: xxv, 637 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Mormon origin --
Facility of human belief --
The Smith family --
How Joseph Smith became a money-digger --
First announcement of the golden Bible --
The different accounts of the revelation of the Bible --
Translation and publication of the Bible --
The Spaulding manuscript --
Sidney Rigdon: His biography --
"The everlasting gospel" --
The witnesses to the plates: Text of the two "testimonies" --
The Mormon Bible: Some of its errors and absurdities --
Organization of the church: Smith's ordination by John the Baptist --
The Mormons' beliefs and doctrines --
church government II. In Ohio --
The first converts at Kirtland --
Wild vagaries of the converts --
Growth of the church: The appointment of elders --
Gifts of tongues and miracles: How persons "spoke in tongues" --
Smith's Ohio business enterprises --
Last days at Kirtland III. In Missouri --
The directions to the saints about their Zion --
Smith's first visits to Missouri --
The expulsion from Jackson County --
Fruitless negotiations with the Jackson County people --
In Clay, Caldwell, and Daviess counties --
Radical dissensions in the church --
Beginning of active hostilities --
A state of civil war --
The final expulsion from the state IV. In Illinois --
The reception of the Mormons --
The settlement of Nauvoo --
The building up of the city --
The Nauvoo city government --
The Mormons in politics --
Smith a candidate for president of the United States --
Social conditions in Nauvoo --
Smith's picture of himself as autocrat --
Smith's falling out with Bennett and Higbee --
The institution of polygamy --
Public announcement of the doctrine of polygamy --
The suppression of the Expositor --
Uprising of the non-Mormons --
The murder of the prophet --
After Smith's death: The people in panic --
Rivalries over the succession: The claim of the prophet's eldest son --
Brigham Young: His early years --
Renewed trouble for the Mormons: More charges of stealing --
The expulsion of the Mormons --
The evacuation of Nauvoo --
Nauvoo after the exodus V. The migration to Utah --
Preparations for the long march: Uncertainty of their destination --
From the Mississippi to the Missouri --
The Mormon Battalion --
The camps on the Missouri --
The pioneer trip across the plains --
From the Rockies to Salt Lake Valley --
The following companies: Their leaders and make-up VI. In Utah --
The founding of Salt Lake City --
Progress of the settlement --
The foreign immigration to Utah --
The hand-cart tragedy --
Early political history --
Brigham Young's despotism --
The "reformation" --
Some church-inspired murders --
Blood atonement --
Territorial government --
Mormon treatment of federal officers --
The Mormon "war" --
The Mormon purpose --
Colonel Kane's mission --
The peace commission --
The Mountain Meadows Massacre --
After the "war" --
Attitude of the Mormons during the southern rebellion --
Eastern visitors to Salt Lake City --
Gentile irruption and Mormon schism --
The last years of Brigham Young --
Brigham Young's death --
Social aspects of polygamy --
The fight against polygamy --
The Mormonism of to-day.
Responsibility: by William Alexander Linn.


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