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Benjamin E. Park is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University. The author of American Nationalisms, he has written for the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the Houston Chronicle, and lives in Conroe, Texas.


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Associated Works

The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History (2017) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Preserving the History of the Latter-day Saints (2010) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia (2010) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics (2017) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Mormon Women’s History: Beyond Biography (2017) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History Winter 2010 (Volume 36 No. 1) (2010) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 37, No. 1, Winter 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 38, No. 1, Winter 2012 (2012) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 39, No. 2, Spring 2013 (2013) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
BYU Studies Quarterly - Volume 56, Number 2 (2017) (2017) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
BYU Studies Vol. 60 No. 1, 2021 (2021) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer 2012 (2012) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History - Vol. 39, No. 1, Winter 2013 (2013) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Journal of Mormon History, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Summer 2016) (2016) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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This book ignores previous significant work.
“ first, ... a unilateral, highly political rendering of Nauvoo at the expense of ...;
2, the devaluation of the revelatory or the spiritual, missing the point that in the end, Nauvoo history was religious, not fundamentally political; and
3, if not a misreading of newly- obtained manuscript material, certainly an out-siz”
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bread2u | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
I was most surprised at how militant the Mormons were in Illinois -- raising their own militia, using their municipal court to nullify arrest warrants from other towns and states, planning to take over Texas and colonize other parts of the continent using converts from Europe. The book also describes the rise of plural marriage, and, to a non-believer at least, it's hard to see this as anything other than Joseph Smith exploiting his position as prophet.
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Castinet | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 11, 2022 |
A well-researched, but unfortunately not riveting, account of one of the most important periods of the early days of the Mormon religion. The author sets forth various reasons for the hostile reception received by the believers - their tendency towards a theocracy, misuse of the local court, polygamy and block voting (viewed as a threat to popular democracy).

Kudos to the author for an objective account without unnecessary moralizing or judgment. Still, I did not find the book particularly captivating.… (lisätietoja)
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la2bkk | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 27, 2022 |
This was a great read. It is meticulously researched and very well written, with readable stories and information to present the history from multiple perspectives.

Dr. Park does a fair, even-handed job covering controversial topics—from polygamy to politics to church governance. Those who are looking for a book to lionize Joseph Smith and the early Latter-day Saint/Mormon leaders may come away disappointed, as this book is designed to simply recount and discuss the history. But for the same reason, those looking for a book to demonize Joseph Smith and early LDS/Mormon leaders will also come away equally disappointed.

At times, I wanted to know more detail about certain people or stories. But this wasn’t a story about any one particular person or family. This was a book about Nauvoo. While some—like Joseph Smith, Emma Smith, and others—necessarily have larger roles in that story, it’s the story of the community of Nauvoo, not just the story of one person, family, or group.

After reading this book, I came away with a much greater understanding and appreciation for the role that Nauvoo played in the history of the Latter-day Saints and Mormonism (including all the offshoot groups) as a whole. The stories and history of Nauvoo shaped the Church and continue to do so today. This type of book is immensely helpful in understanding both the historical and contemporary context. And from all that I’ve seen, there hasn’t been any work that so thoroughly covers and discusses that context in a single volume like this with great writing and a historian’s eye for detail and context (Rough Stone Rolling does a wonderful job of covering Joseph Smith’s personal history, but as mentioned, this book isn’t just about Joseph). All in all, it’s well worth the read and is a great addition to Mormon and American history.
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