The Mormon Rebellion: America's first civil war, 1857 - 1858

To sow the wind : beginnings -- This land is my land, or yours? -- The remnant of Jacob -- The crusade for sovereignty -- The cleansing blood of sinners : the reformation -- To cut the thread : independence -- Terror on the trail : Mountain Meadows -- The want of cavalry : the U.S. Army stumbles to...

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Authors: Bigler, David L. 1927- ; Bagley, Will 1950-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Norman University of Oklahoma Press c2011
In:Year: 2011
Reviews:Review: The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War 1857–1858, by David L. Bigler and Will Bagley (2013) (Deerman, Gene)
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Utah War
Further subjects:B Utah History 19th century
B Mormon pioneers History 19th century Utah
B Mormon pioneers (Utah) History 19th century
B Utah History 19th century
B Mormons (Utah) History 19th century
B Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
B Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
B Mormons History 19th century Utah
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Summary:To sow the wind : beginnings -- This land is my land, or yours? -- The remnant of Jacob -- The crusade for sovereignty -- The cleansing blood of sinners : the reformation -- To cut the thread : independence -- Terror on the trail : Mountain Meadows -- The want of cavalry : the U.S. Army stumbles to war -- Pitch into them : Brigham Young orders bloodshed -- Deleterious ingredients : of murder, salt, and supply -- The days of your kingdom are numbered -- Let the consequences fall : Buchanan's ultimatum -- The fall of Sebastopol -- One-eyed justice
David L. Bigler and Will Bagley use long-suppressed sources to show that--contrary to common perception--the Mormon rebellion was not the result of Buchanan's "blunder," nor was it a David-and-Goliath tale in which an abused religious minority heroically defied the imperial ambitions of an unjust and tyrannical government. They argue that Mormon leaders had their own far-reaching ambitions and fully intended to establish an independent nation--the Kingdom of God--in the West. --from publisher description
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 365 - 377) and index
ISBN:0806141352