The Rocky Mountain Saints: A Full and Complete History of the Mormons, from the First Vision of Joseph Smith to the Last Courtship of Brigham Young; Including the Story of the Hand-Cart Emigration - The Mormon War - The Mountain - Meadow Massacre - The Re

The Rocky Mountain Saints: A Full and Complete History of the Mormons, from the First Vision of Joseph Smith to the Last Courtship of Brigham Young; Including the Story of the Hand-Cart Emigration - The Mormon War - The Mountain - Meadow Massacre - The Re

Stenhouse, T[homas] B[rown] H[olmes]

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Date Published: 1873
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 40241

Description

761pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Blue cloth over boards with with a printed paper title label on the backstrip. Yellow endpapers. Engraved frontispiece illustration of Brigham Young. Good only. The extremities are darkened and mildly rubbed, and there is a small loss from the paper title label. There are multiple short tears in the cloth at the ends of the backstrip, and there is a short tear in the cloth along the front joint. The endsheets are split along the hinges, and the hinges are going. The text block is cracked a couple of times. Includes engravings and woodcut illustrations.

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Mormon apostate Stenhouse's massive and comprehensive history of life in Utah under Brigham Young. Includes a recounting of the hand-cart emigration, the Mormon war, the Mountain Meadow Massacre and the colonization of the Rocky Mountains. One of the more sensational exposes of Mormonism in the nineteenth century. "Stenhouse saw the Mormon faith as delusion, not hoax or fraud; he was critical of Smith and Young but did not doubt their sincerity." - Robert Flanders. Flake/Draper 8404. Scallawagiana 63.