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WESTERN EXPANSION AND THE POLITICS OF FEDERALISM: Indians, Mormons, and Territorial Statehood, 1878–1887

Allison L. Sneider

in Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

In the 1880s the question of votes for women was reframed in the context of congressional efforts to bring the western territories in as new states and to resolve the political status of Indians and ... More


Two Prophets at Kirtland

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

in The Kingdom of Matthias

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195098358
eISBN:
9780199854134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098358.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This section provides the settings to which the Prophet Matthias—four months out of jail, who was found guilty of contempt of court and malicious assault on his own daughter—arrived at Kirtland on ... More


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


Centering “Nontraditional” Lives

Pamela Stewart

in Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042003
eISBN:
9780252050749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents the nontraditional path taken by its author, the 2001 Catherine Prelinger Award recipient, as she completed her PhD. Summarized in the phrase, “From Mormon Wife to Feminist ... More


Building a Following in the West: The McCarys Reinvent Themselves

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Warner McCary and Lucy Stanton's establishment of their own prophetic movement in Cincinnati in 1846. Their movement was modeled after Mormon practices. It also incorporated ... More


Lincoln, Douglas, and Popular Sovereignty: The Mormon Dimension

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The famed 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas centered on Douglas's strident defense of popular sovereignty. Douglas defended the right of citizens of Kansas Territory to vote ... More


Gathering Georgians to Zion: John Hamilton Morgan’s 1876 Mission to Georgia

Mary Ella Engel

in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125817
eISBN:
9780813135533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

John Hamilton Morgan was one of the men who was called to serve in the Southern State Mission, who travelled to Georgia in 1867 and carved a productive field of labor among the ridges and valleys 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


“The Pivot of the Marriage Relation”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter delves into Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s critique of marriage and its resulting gender inequality. Contradicting Victorian notions of sentimental marriage, Stanton exposed the way legal and ... 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


Foreign Landowners

Mark Wasserman

in Pesos and Politics: Business, Elites, Foreigners, and Government in Mexico, 1854-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804791540
eISBN:
9780804795210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791540.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Discusses the various types of foreign landholders in Mexico during the period under study; it uses case studies of large owners, more modest owners, lumber companies, colonizing schemes, and lumber ... More


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