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The Mormon Rebellion: America's First Civil War, 1857-1858

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In 1857 President James Buchanan ordered U.S. troops to Utah to replace Brigham Young as governor and restore order in what the federal government viewed as a territory in rebellion. In this compelling narrative, award-winning authors David L. Bigler and Will Bagley use long-suppressed sources to show that—contrary to common perception—the Mormon rebellion was not the resu ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Ron Tenney
Nov 15, 2012 Ron Tenney rated it did not like it
So far, I am tunred off by the incredible bias I see in Bigler and Bagley's "hisotry". Have Mormons whitewashed disturbing aspects of our history? Sure!
But in the few pages I have read so far, there is no action of the early saints and leaders that is not sinister in every way.
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Nov 12, 2012 Charles Edwards rated it really liked it
Interesting review of early Mormonism.
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