American Crucifixion

American Crucifixion

The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church

Book - 2014 | First edition
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"In American Crucifixion, Alex Beam tells how (Joseph) Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy: How his most seismic revelation - the doctrine of polygamy - created a rift among his people; how that schism turned to violence; and how ultimately, Smith could not escape the consequences of his ambition and pride. Mormonism is America's largest and most enduring native religion, and the "martyrdom" of Joseph Smith is one of its transformational events. Smith's brutal assassination propelled the Mormons to colonize the American West and claim their place in the mainstream of American history."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610393133
Branch Call Number: 289.3 BEA 2014
Characteristics: xv, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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