The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri
Place Published: Columbia
Publisher: University of Missouri
Date Published: 1987
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 47264
286pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. With a mild spine roll, and foxing on the edges of the text block. In a dust jacket, showing minor edge wear.
A new interpretation of the Mormon War. From the dust jacket- "... LeSueur argues that while a number of prejudices and fears stimulated the opposition of Missourians to their Mormon neighbors, Mormon militancy contributed greatly to the animosity against them. Prejudice and poor judgment characterized leaders on both sides of the struggle. In addition, LeSueur views the conflict as an expression of attitudes and beliefs that have fostered a vigilante tradition in the United States"