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Biographical Reflections on the American Joseph Smith

TitleBiographical Reflections on the American Joseph Smith
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsRemini, Robert V.
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
KeywordsBiography; Smith, Joseph, Jr.

I have long thought that the importance and role of Joseph Smith in the history of religion in America has been muted more than necessary by the Latter-day Saint church. As his biographer, I was and remain very anxious that his contribution to American culture and religion in general be recognized and appreciated, both by Mormons and by non-Mormons.