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Zion in the courts : a legal history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900

Author: Edwin Brown Firmage; Richard Collin Mangrum; University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Press,
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the conflict between the Mormons' efforts to establish their own court system--one appropriate to the distinctive political, social, and economic practices they envisioned as Zion--and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Brown Firmage; Richard Collin Mangrum; University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus). Press,
ISBN: 0252069803 9780252069802
OCLC Number: 47440924
Description: xxxi, 430 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the Paperback Edition --
Reflections on Mormon History --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Pt. I Early Mormon Legal Experience --
1 Zion and the State (starting p. 3) --
2 The Mormon Ecclesiastical Court System (starting p. 25) --
3 Early Trials in New York and Ohio (starting p. 48) --
4 Persecution in Missouri (starting p. 59) --
5 The Illinois Period (starting p. 80) --
Pt. II A Turbulent Coexistence: Church and State Relations in Utah --
6 The Early Attack on Polygamy (starting p. 129) --
7 The Decisive Attack on Polygamy (starting p. 160) --
8 The War against Mormon Society (starting p. 210) --
Pt. III The Ecclesiastical Court System in the Great Basin --
9 Mormon Law, Gentile Law (starting p. 263) --
10 Refinements in the Mormon Judiciary (starting p. 279) --
11 Mormon Land Policy and Church Courts (starting p. 293) --
12 Mormon Water Law and Dispute Resolution (starting p. 314) --
13 Domestic Conflict and Church Courts (starting p. 322) --
14 Contract Disputes and Church Courts (starting p. 337) --
15 Tortious Conduct and Church Courts (starting p. 354) --
Epilogue (starting p. 371) --
Abbreviations (starting p. 377) --
Notes (starting p. 379) --
Bibliography (starting p. 399) --
Index (starting p. 413)
Responsibility: Edwin Brown Firmage and Richard Collin Mangrum.

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"This definitive study is certainly not dry-as-dust legal history. While providing a perceptive analysis of positions taken in the courts by Mormon leaders against repressive federal legislation, the Read more...

 
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