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Now in paperback is that this award successful historical past of non secular clash in early the United States. Hallwas and Launius have compiled and written some of the most balanced and thorough debts but of the occasions and conditions that ended in the compelled Mormon exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois within the 1840s. They current an in depth number of historic records (a variety of that have now not been released formerly) written by means of individuals and modern observers and introduce them with probing discussions of the explanations that underlay the clash. Of specific drawback to them are the position of contesting cultural myths and the connection of occasions and attitudes in Illinois to the bigger frontier and nationwide scene.

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Flanders, "Writing the Mormon Past,'' Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 1 (Autumn 1966): 47-61; Moses Rischin, "The New Mormon History," The American West 5 (March 1969): 49; Richard D. Poll, "God and Man in History," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 7(Spring 1972): 101-9; Thomas G. Alexander, "Toward the New Mormon History: An Examination of the Literature on the Latter-day Saints in the Far West," in Historians and the American West, ed. Michael P Malone (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983), 344-68; Thomas G.

3Hence, Mormon scholars too often write history that, if not blatantly, at least tacitly defends the faith. 4 This is exemplified in the discussions of the Nauvoo experience contained in the two leading modern histories of the church: The Story of the Latter-day Saints by James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, and The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints by Leonard J. Arrington and Davis Bitton. Allen and Leonard provide only brief comments about religion in the United States at the time and otherwise ignore the ideals and values of non-Mormon America, so there is virtually no cultural context for understanding the Mormon conflict in Illinois.

Peregrine Smith, 1974). For perceptive reviews of the literature on Mormon Nauvoo, see Richard D. Poll, "Nauvoo and the New Mormon History: A Bibliographical Survey," Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978): 105-23, and Glen M. Leonard, "Recent Writing on Mormon Nauvoo," Western Illinois Regional Studies 11 (Fall 1988): 69-93. 2. William V. , History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ed. B. H. , 1976), 3:269-71; and Mrs. Paul Selby, "Recollections of a Little Girl in the Forties," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 16 (1923-24): 168-69.

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