Political Deliverance: The Mormon Quest for Utah Statehood
Place Published: Urbana and Chicago
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Date Published: 1986
Edition: First edition
Condition: Near fine
Book Id: 47776
SIGNED. 325pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue cloth over boards.
Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. From the dust jacket- "Lyman shows that from the federal government's viewpoint- the two greatest barriers were the Mormon practice of plural marriage and the Church domination of its Latter-day Saint political life. Since the Church had no plans at that time to abandon either practice (and yet still desired statehood), its greatest challenge lay in removing these issues from public and congressional debate. Based on exhaustive research into the Church Archives to which Lyman had substantial access, Political Deliverance reveals in detail just how this was accomplished."