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The Resource American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam

American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam

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American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
Title
American crucifixion
Title remainder
the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
Statement of responsibility
Alex Beam
Title variation
Murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois, hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. In addition to starting his own religion and creating the Book of Mormon, Smith had worked as a water-dowser and treasure hunter. He'd led his people to Ohio, then Missouri, then Illinois, where he founded a city larger than fledgling Chicago... and secretly, he had married more than thirty women. Beam tells how Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy, and could not escape the consequences of his ambition and pride
Summary
Journalist Alex Beam, a Boston Globe columnist and contributor to The Atlantic, examines the life of Latter Day Saints' founder Prophet Joseph Smith as well as the events that led to his group's move to Utah in the mid-1840s. While still in Illinois, Smith's ambitions grew, and he prepared to run for the U.S. presidency -- but having led the Mormons to settle there after fleeing Missouri, he provoked violent backlash against his doctrines and was arrested and ultimately killed by gunfire while awaiting trial for perjury and polygamy. Beam's thoroughly researched and balanced narration of Smith's rise and fall will captivate anyone interested in American history, especially the history of religion. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10307530
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 289.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8695.S6
LC item number
B385 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church
Label
American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flight -- Pt.1. "In Illinois we've found a safe retreat-- " : King Joseph ; Zion, Illinois ; Everybody hates the Mormons ; Polygamy and its discontents -- Pt. 2. "Oh! Illinois! thy soil has drank the blood / Of prophets martyr'd for the truth of God" : "The perversion of sacred things" ; "Crucify him! Crucify him!" ; Enter Pontius Pilate ; Surrender ; "The people are not that cruel" ; Joseph's homecoming ; Trial by jury -- Pt. 3. "Let us go to the far western shore / Where the blood-thirsty 'christians' will hunt us no more " : Aftermath ; This world and the next
Control code
20179310
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781610393133
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014004063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871820658
  • (OCoLC)871820658
Label
American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church, Alex Beam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flight -- Pt.1. "In Illinois we've found a safe retreat-- " : King Joseph ; Zion, Illinois ; Everybody hates the Mormons ; Polygamy and its discontents -- Pt. 2. "Oh! Illinois! thy soil has drank the blood / Of prophets martyr'd for the truth of God" : "The perversion of sacred things" ; "Crucify him! Crucify him!" ; Enter Pontius Pilate ; Surrender ; "The people are not that cruel" ; Joseph's homecoming ; Trial by jury -- Pt. 3. "Let us go to the far western shore / Where the blood-thirsty 'christians' will hunt us no more " : Aftermath ; This world and the next
Control code
20179310
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781610393133
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014004063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871820658
  • (OCoLC)871820658

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