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Published: 24 February 2011

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199740024

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The Mormon Menace

Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Patrick Mason

  • Reveals anti-Mormonism as a significant cultural phenomenon in the late nineteenth century, in a region where it has not previously been studied
  • Argues that anti-Mormonism served a modest but significant function as one of the earliest forms of national reconciliation after Reconstruction, uniting southerners and northerners in a common cause
  • Provides the first sustained treatment of anti-Mormonism that incorporates all the elements of anti-Mormonism - legislative, intellectual, legal, cultural, religious, and violent, on both an elite and grassroots level

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