Take Up Your Mission: Mormon Colonizing Along the Little Colorado River 1870-1900
Place Published: Tucson
Publisher: The University of Arizona Press
Date Published: 1973
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 41724
309pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Brown cloth with gilt lettering. Endpapers illustrating the Mormon Southwest. Very good, in a very good dust jacket. The rear panel has a small abraded area.
From the dust jacket- "The land along the river was originally chosen by the Latter-day Saints because it appeared to be of so little value that others would not want it. A record-conscious group, they set down in diaries and other personal accounts the hardships they endured- the long, isolated trip to the area, limited access to already muddy water, frequent outbreaks of typhoid, dugouts roofed with mud which collapsed during heavy rains, and constant fear of dislocation for illegal polygamy practices."