By J. Spencer Fluhman
Fluhman records how Mormonism was once defamed, with assaults usually aimed toward polygamy, and indicates how the recent religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated via the preferred press and wracked with social and monetary instability. Taking the tale to the flip of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's personal adjustments, the results of either selection and outdoors strength, sapped the power of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the attractiveness of Utah into the Union in 1896 and likewise paving the way in which for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, attractiveness of Mormonism as an American religion.
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"A Peculiar People": Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America by J. Spencer Fluhman