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The Saints and the State: The Mormon Troubles in Illinois By James Simeone
|Title||The Saints and the State: The Mormon Troubles in Illinois By James Simeone|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Rogers, Brent M.|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Nauvoo, IL|
The history of the Latter-day Saint experience in Nauvoo, Illinois, still has a great deal to teach us. It is not just the simplistic story of religious persecution and expulsion that is often rehearsed. In seven dense chapters, James Simeone, professor of political science at Illinois Wesleyan University, unveils a complex political milieu to explain the tension that led to the 1846 departure of the Saints from Illinois—and ultimately the United States.
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