By J. Spencer Fluhman
Fluhman files how Mormonism used to be defamed, with assaults usually geared toward polygamy, and indicates how the hot religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated via the preferred press and wracked with social and fiscal instability. Taking the tale to the flip of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's personal alterations, the results of either selection and out of doors strength, sapped the power of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the recognition of Utah into the Union in 1896 and in addition paving the way in which for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, recognition of Mormonism as an American religion.
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"A Peculiar People": Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America by J. Spencer Fluhman