By J. Spencer Fluhman
Fluhman records how Mormonism used to be defamed, with assaults usually geared toward polygamy, and exhibits how the hot religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated through the preferred press and wracked with social and monetary instability. Taking the tale to the flip of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's personal changes, the results of either selection and out of doors strength, sapped the energy of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the reputation of Utah into the Union in 1896 and in addition paving the best way for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, reputation 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