The Resource American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, Sally Denton

American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, Sally Denton

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American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Title
American massacre
Title remainder
the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Statement of responsibility
Sally Denton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible for the massacre' In her riveting book, Sally Denton makes a fiercely convincing argument that they were. The author'herself of Mormon descent'first traces the extraordinary emergence of the Mormons and the little-known nineteenth-century intrigues and tensions between their leaders and the U.S. government, fueled by the Mormons' zealotry and exclusionary practices. We see how by 1857 they were unique as a religious group in ruling an entire American territory, Utah, and commanding their own exclusive government and army. Denton makes clear that in the immediate aftermath of the massacre, the church began placing the blame on a discredited Mormon, John D. Lee, and on various Native Americans. She cites contemporaneous records and newly discovered documents to support her argument that, in fact, the Mormon leader, Brigham Young, bore significant responsibility'that Young, impelled by the church's financial crises, facing increasingly intense scrutiny and condemnation by the federal government, incited the crime by both word and deed. Finally, Denton explains how the rapidly expanding and enormously rich Mormon church of today still struggles to absolve itself of responsibility for what may well be an act of religious fanaticism unparalleled in the annals of American history. American Massacre is totally absorbing in its narrative as it brings to life a tragic moment in our history. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Denton, Sally
Dewey number
979.2/47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F826
LC item number
.D44 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
  • Utah
Label
American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, Sally Denton
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-308)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jacob Hamblin's ranch, September 11, 1857 -- The cairn, August 3, 1999 -- pt. 1. The gathering -- Palmyra, 1823 -- Kirtland/Far West, 1831 -- Nauvoo, 1840 -- Winter quarters -- Council Bluffs, 1846 -- Salt Lake City, August 24, 1849 -- Sevier River, October 26, 1853 -- pt. 2. The passage -- Harrison, March 29, 1857 -- Deseret, August 3, 1857 -- The southern trail, August 8-September 4, 1857 -- Mountain meadows, September 7-11, 1857 -- pt. 3. The legacy -- Deseret, September 12, 1857 -- Camp Scott, November 16, 1857 -- Cedar City, April 7, 1859 -- Mountain Meadows, May 25, 1861 -- Mountain Meadows, March 23, 1877 -- Mountain Meadows aftermath -- Lonely Dell, January 22, 2002
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (314 pages, 16 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299022256
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Publisher number
EB00170064
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
59776645-0EC8-410C-A9C6-AAD3B671C62C
System control number
(OCoLC)686766443
Label
American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, Sally Denton
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-308)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jacob Hamblin's ranch, September 11, 1857 -- The cairn, August 3, 1999 -- pt. 1. The gathering -- Palmyra, 1823 -- Kirtland/Far West, 1831 -- Nauvoo, 1840 -- Winter quarters -- Council Bluffs, 1846 -- Salt Lake City, August 24, 1849 -- Sevier River, October 26, 1853 -- pt. 2. The passage -- Harrison, March 29, 1857 -- Deseret, August 3, 1857 -- The southern trail, August 8-September 4, 1857 -- Mountain meadows, September 7-11, 1857 -- pt. 3. The legacy -- Deseret, September 12, 1857 -- Camp Scott, November 16, 1857 -- Cedar City, April 7, 1859 -- Mountain Meadows, May 25, 1861 -- Mountain Meadows, March 23, 1877 -- Mountain Meadows aftermath -- Lonely Dell, January 22, 2002
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (314 pages, 16 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299022256
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Publisher number
EB00170064
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
59776645-0EC8-410C-A9C6-AAD3B671C62C
System control number
(OCoLC)686766443

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