The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-Day Saints

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Religion - 414 pages
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The best history of the Latter-Day Saints addressed to a general audience now includes a new preface, an epilogue, and a bibliographical afterword. This is without a doubt the definitive Mormon history.--Library Journal.
 

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Review: The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints

User Review  - Chris Mower - Goodreads

As a general history of the LDS Church, this book does a pretty good job. If you're looking for insight into the LDS origins of challenging doctrines and history, this will only skim the surface ... Read full review

Review: The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints

User Review  - Frances Fuller - Goodreads

Very pro-Mormon so not objective view point, but some very interesting information. Read full review

Contents

The Beginnings
3
The Appeals of Mormonism
20
Early Persecutions
44
Triumph and Tragedy In The City of Joseph
65
Dispersion and the Exodus under Brigham Young
83
The Kingdom in the West
107
The Challenge of Building the Kingdom
109
Immigration and Diversity
127
The Modern Church
241
Church and Kingdom Creative Adjustment and Reinvigoration
243
The Temporal Foundation
262
In the World Institutional Responses
284
Group Personality The Unsponsored Sector
308
Epilogue
337
First Presidencies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
347
Bibliographical Essay
349

Mormons and Native Americans
145
The Kingdom and the Nation
161
Marriage and Family Patterns
185
The Nineteenth Century Ward
206
Mormon Sisterhood Charting the Changes
220
Bibliographical Afterword
353
Notes
357
Index
399
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\Leonard J. Arrington, former LDS Church Historian and director emeritus of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History at Brigham Young University, is the author of Great Basin Kingdom and Brigham Young: American Moses.
Davis Bitton, a professor of history at the University of Utah, is the author of Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies and Les Mormons.

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