Brigham's Destroying Angel: Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, The Danite Chief of Utah
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Geo. A. Crofutt, Publisher
Date Published: 1872
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 49228
219pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] Brown cloth with lettering and ornamentation in black, gilt and blind on the boards and backstrip. Yellow endpapers. With numerous illustrations. The extremities are bumped and rubbed, and there are numerous large, but light stains on the covers. The cloth at the spine ends is frayed, and there is a 3" crack in the front board, at the foot of the joint. The pages are lightly soiled, and have tide marks in the margins.
The Danites where a vigilante group founded in Far West Missouri that played a central role in the Missouri Mormon War. After 1838 the history of the Danites becomes a matter of some debate. What is not debatable is the scandalous nature of this account that was edited by J.H. Beadle who was a virulent anti-Mormon and the author of 'Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism.' Flake/Draper 3990.