Salt Lake City, UT: Utah State Historical Society, 1940. First paperback edition. Softcover. 251pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Tan and black printed wraps. Very good. The spine and edges of the wraps are darkened. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the verso of the front cover. There are multiple short closed tears and chips in the edges of the wraps. Item #45469
From the Preface- "In publishing this monograph, the Utah Historical Quarterly recreates fascinatingly the stirring era of the State of Deseret. The genesis of civil government in the Rocky Mountain region here for the first time is adequately treated, and many misconceptions of the origins of government in Utah will now be corrected, but additionally this monograph explores little-known sequels to that first government in the valiant forty-five year fight for statehood and the involved struggle between Federal territorial policy and religious-temporal idealism."