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Fire and Sword: A History of the Latter-Day Saints in Northern Missouri, 1836-39

Leland Homer Gentry and Todd M. Compton
Format
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Published
Salt Lake City, Utah : Greg Kofford Books, 2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9781589581203, 1589581202
Summary
An objective and foundational work about the Missouri period and the "Mormon War" -- especially from the summer of 1838 when Joseph Smith took over vigorous, personal direction of a new Zion until the spring of 1839 when he escaped after five months of imprisonment -- in which the authors attempt to tell the Missourians' side of the story as well as reveal the towering religious creativity of Joseph Smith and the unavoidable clash of religious stereotypes.
Contents
  • Preface / by Todd M. Compton
  • Introduction / by Leland H. Gentry
  • Settlement. Mormons on the American frontier ; "Be it enacted" : the founding of Caldwell County ; "Plenty to do" : the early growth of Far West and vicinity ; "Salt that has lost its savor" : the origin, rise, and expulsion of the dissenters ; Prophet in Zion : spring and summer, 1838 ; "A beautiful elevated spot of ground" : the settlement of Adam-ondi-Ahman and Dewitt
  • Conflict. "Knock down" at Gallatin : troubles in Daviess and Carroll Counties ; "Big fan" : the role of the Danites ; "In the name of Lazarus, God, and the Lamb, fire!" : the Daviess County raid, Battle of Crooked River, and Boggs's extermination order ; "Nits make lice" : massacre at Haun's Mill ; Surrender at Far West : the Mormon War concluded
  • Exodus. "Where is liberty?" : the Richmond hearing, imprisonment, and escape ; "Chased from everything dear on earth" : the exodus ; Aftermath : attempts at investigation and redress ; Mormons in northern Missouri : evaluation and retrospective.
Description
xxviii, 613 pages : maps ; 27 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [547]-577) and index.
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