Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle
Place Published: Chapel Hill, NC
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Date Published: 2004
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 47617
238pp. Octavo [24 cm] Brown cloth with silver stamped titles on backstrip.
These hearings became the catalyst for the American public to attempt to finally come to grips with the so-called "Mormon Problem" which was comprised of the doctrine of polygamy. For the LDS Church it was a catalyst for coming to grips with adapting to the political and social environment and to assessing its doctrine in the light of overwhelming external forces. A fascinating read.