By J. Spencer Fluhman
Fluhman files how Mormonism used to be defamed, with assaults usually geared toward polygamy, and exhibits how the recent religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated by way of 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 changes, the results of either selection and outdoors strength, sapped the energy of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the reputation of Utah into the Union in 1896 and likewise paving the way in which for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, attractiveness 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