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Introduction

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Mormon question. In the 1830s, a young American named Joseph Smith founded a new religion that would come to be called The Church of Jesus Christ ... More


The Suffering Saints

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the efforts of Thomas L. Kane to transform the public image of the Mormons. It explains how that crusade started at a particularly propitious moment and that the mob murders of ... More


Conclusion From Not White to Too White: The Continuing Contest over the Mormon Body

W. Paul Reeve

in Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199754076
eISBN:
9780190226282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754076.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter traces in broad strokes the Mormon racial story in the twentieth century. By the 1950s, Mormonism began passing as white, something that became a liability by the second half of the ... More


The Utah War, Act I

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the role of Thomas L. Kane in mediating a truce between federal officials and Mormon leaders in the so-called Utah War. It explains that President James Buchanan dispatched an ... More


Developing Kane

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the life and career of Thomas L. Kane after his resignation from the Union Army. It explains that in his remaining two decades following his return from war, Thomas labored ... More


Anti-Anti-Polygamy

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the activities of Thomas L. Kane as defender and adviser of the Mormons as the nation remounted its crusade against Mormon polygamy and theocracy in the 1870s and 1880s. It ... More


Epilogue

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the death of Thomas L. Kane in December 1883. It explains that eulogies in various papers reveal the perceptions of Kane as an heroic social reformer and that he was even ... More


Introduction

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the life and career of Thomas L. Kane, a nineteenth-century defender of the religious rights of the Church of Jesus Christ ... More


Meeting the Mormons

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on Thomas L. Kane's first meeting with the Mormons on May 13, 1846. It explains that Mormonism had proved tumultuous since it was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 and that ... More


Red, White, and Mormon: “Ingratiating Themselves with the Indians”

W. Paul Reeve

in Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199754076
eISBN:
9780190226282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754076.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter considers Mormon theological views of Indians and their initial missionary efforts toward Native Americans. It then traces the three key ways in which Mormons were conflated with Indians ... More


Red, White, and Mormon: White Indians

W. Paul Reeve

in Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199754076
eISBN:
9780190226282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754076.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter considers the ways in which Mormons were derisively labeled “white Indians.” Outsiders continued to imagine Mormon-Indian conspiracies against white America. Especially during the Utah ... More


Black, White, and Mormon: Miscegenation

W. Paul Reeve

in Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199754076
eISBN:
9780190226282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754076.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter considers the ways in which outsiders imagined Mormonism as facilitating race mixing. Race, as something ascribed from the outside, is the focus here, especially as a lack of information ... More


“That These Things Might Come Forth”: Early Mormonism and the American Republic

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces the development of some of the fundamental theological turns that made Mormonism so unique among nineteenth-century Americans, including the doctrinal place of polygamy from the ... More


“We Shall Then Live Together as One Great Family”: Mormonism and the Public/Private Divide

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores Mormon communitarian practices in Utah after the public pronouncement in 1852 that Mormons practiced plural marriage. Mormons made little distinction between the home and the ... More


“More the Companion and Much Less the Subordinate”: Polygamy and Mormon Woman’s Citizenship

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines one of the paradoxes that has vexed the historiography of Mormon women since its inception: activist Mormon polygamous women who claimed access to citizenship in the name of ... More


“The Utter Destruction of the Home Circle”: Polygamy and the Perversion of the Private Sphere

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses anti-Mormon literature from its beginnings in domestic fiction. Anti-Mormons objected to polygamy not only because they believed it promoted licentiousness and degraded its ... More


“They Can Not Exist in Contact with Republican Institutions”: Consent, Contract, and Citizenship under “Polygamic Theocracy”

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the connections anti-Mormons made between private and public in Mormonism. They contended that the institution of polygamy was inseparable from the practice of political ... More


“The Foulest Ulcer on the Body of Our Nation”: Race, Class, and Contagion in Anti-Mormon Literature

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ways that the interrelated practices of polygamy and theocracy motivated cultural campaigns to remove Mormons from the body politic. Anti-Mormons used racial, particularly ... More


Conclusion

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This concluding chapter argues that Mormonism, troubled by its polygamous past, is a religion in process whose Americanization is doomed to be incomplete. Contemporary Mormonism still bears the ... More


Living the Interfaith Family Life: Dual Religious Heritages Shaping Family Cultures

Samira K. Mehta

in Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636368
eISBN:
9781469636382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In 4 case studies, Chapter 6 articulates a range of ways that interfaith families practice both religions: the largely secular home that connects to both Christian and Jewish heritage; a family that ... More


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