Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1939. Original edition. Paperback. 49pp. Slim octavo [22.5 cm] Yellow and brown pictorial wraps. Subtle wear to the wraps. Very good. Item #47465
Compiled and Written by Federal Writers' Project of Illinois, Works Progress Administration. Sponsored By The Unity Club of Nauvoo. From the Prefatory Note- "Few chapters in American history have been so frequently miswritten and misread as those containing the dramatic incidents of early years at Nauvoo. Any writer who attempts to deal with this history encounters the gravest difficulties in reconciling contradictory reports of important events. Obviously, it is the duty of a Federal agency, in presenting a book about Nauvoo, to seek a wholly objective treatment of all matters of controversy- a treatment equally free from prejudice and from partisanship. We have made a most sincere effort in this book to achieve both accuracy and fairness."