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Utah : the struggle for statehood

Author: Ken Verdoia; Richard A Firmage
Publisher: [Salt Lake City] : University of Utah Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this richly illustrated book, Ken Verdoia and Richard Firmage provide a vivid collage of text and photographs to retell the story of Utah's long and tortuous road toward statehood. With more than 400 photographs - many of them published here for the first time - and a wealth of line drawings and information boxes, Utah: The Struggle for Statehood offers a readily accessible account of the territorial period in
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Verdoia, Ken, 1952-
Utah.
[Salt Lake City] : University of Utah Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604595782
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Verdoia; Richard A Firmage
ISBN: 0874805066 9780874805062 0874805325 9780874805321
OCLC Number: 33817699
Description: 205 pages : illustrations, 4 maps ; 31 cm
Contents: A unique journey (1847-1896) --
Beginnings (1845-1850) --
Storm clouds over Deseret (1850-1855) --
A phony war and real blood (1856-1858) --
"A log in the field" (1860-1869) --
An era of change (1869-1879) --
The crackdown (1880-1889) --
New beginnings (1889-1890) --
Accommodation (1890-1896) --
Forty-five stars (1896- ) --
Utah chronology (1846-1896).
Responsibility: Ken Verdoia and Richard Firmage.

Abstract:

In this richly illustrated book, Ken Verdoia and Richard Firmage provide a vivid collage of text and photographs to retell the story of Utah's long and tortuous road toward statehood. With more than 400 photographs - many of them published here for the first time - and a wealth of line drawings and information boxes, Utah: The Struggle for Statehood offers a readily accessible account of the territorial period in Utah. The lively narrative describes the arrival of the.

First Mormon pioneers, the Utah War, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the Civil War era, the arrival of the Pony Express, telegraph, and railroads, the Indian wars, and the hotly contested, pivotal issue of Mormon polygamy. This book gives readers a fascinating record of Utah's efforts to join the Union and serves as a lasting memento for the state's centennial celebrations.

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