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Exiles in a land of liberty : Mormons in America, 1830-1846  Cover Image E-book E-book

Exiles in a land of liberty : Mormons in America, 1830-1846

Winn, Kenneth H. (Author).

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  • OCLC: ocm44956801
  • ISBN: 9780807866351
  • ISBN: 0807866350
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages).
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1989.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) and index.
Contents: The Origins of Mormonism -- The Book of Mormon as a Republican Document -- Social Disorder and the Resurrection of Communal Republicanism among the Mormons -- The Rise of Anti-Mormonism -- Anti-Mormonism Becomes Violent -- Republican Dissent in the Kingdom of God -- Republican Virtue "Exterminated" in Missouri -- Anti-Mormonism Reappears in Illinois -- To Redeem the Nation -- America the Corrupt.
Summary: Using the concept of ""classical republicanism"" in his analysis, Kenneth Winn argues against the common view that the Mormon religion was an exceptional phenomenon representing a countercultural ideology fundamentally subversive to American society. Rather, he maintains, both the Saints and their enemies affirmed republican principles, but in radically different ways. Winn identifies the 1830 founding of the Mormon church as a religious protest against the pervasive disorder plaguing antebellum America, attracting people who saw the libertarianism, religious pluralism, and market capi.
Subject: Mormons -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- 1815-1861
United States -- Church history -- 19th century

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