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The Utah World's Fair Commission: The Utah Territory at the Columbian Exposition

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

There were forty-four states in America when the Columbian Exposition opened to the world in May 1893. Utah was still a territory but was well on its way to statehood since polygamy had been ... More


Sweet Singers of Zion: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 1893 Welsh Eisteddfod

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Although the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's appointed role always has been its musical offerings for church meetings, its primary mission, since the Manifesto of 1890, has been to create a new and ... More


Mormonism's Blacksmith Orator: Brigham H. Roberts at the World's Parliament of Religions

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter on Mormonism at the Parliament of Religions, taken together with the experience of the Tabernacle Choir at the eisteddfod, helps illuminate several larger issues. First, it provides ... More


After the Chicago World's Fair: Exhibiting Mormonism in America, 1893–1934

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The successes, as well as the failures, at Chicago helped LDS leaders realize the importance of exhibiting their ecclesiastical institution as a culturally advanced society thereafter. Striving for ... More


The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Patrick Mason

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the late nineteenth century, Mormonism was the most vilified homegrown American religion. Anti-Mormonism was a significant intellectual, legal, religious, and cultural movement, uniting ... More


Introduction

Patrick Q. Mason

in The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In May 1857, LDS apostle Parley P. Pratt, one of early Mormonism’s greatest defenders, was shot down in Arkansas by Hector McLean, the legal husband of a woman Pratt had taken as a plural wife two ... More


The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Michael Hicks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

A first-of-its-kind history, this book tells the epic story of how an all-volunteer group founded by persecuted religious outcasts grew into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and ... More


Growing Up among the Mormons: Lucy Stanton’s Remarkable Youth

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/9781469624433.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the early life of Lucy Stanton. It describes her role within early Mormonism, her time as a religious refugee during the 1830s and 1840s, and her own background as a performer. ... More


“Suffer a Surrender … ? No, Never!”: The End of Plural Marriage

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/9780252038082.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter shows how anti-polygamy legislation emerged from a particular imagining of the meaning of America. The Edmunds and Edmunds-Tucker Acts of 1882 and 1887, respectively, mobilized a ... More


Apostasy’s Ancestors: Anti-Arian and Anti-Mormon Discourse in the Struggle for Christianity

Ariel Bybee Laughton

in Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199348138
eISBN:
9780199376735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348138.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter evaluates the mixed legacy of the Mormon scholar Hugh Nibley, an influential interpreter of LDS ideas about the Christian apostasy in the second half of the twentieth century. It offers ... More


Our Father

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With two court cases in 1962 and 1963, Engel v. Vitale and Abington School District v. Schempp, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional school prayer and Bible reading in the nation’s public ... More


A Moral Majority

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While the 1980s seemed a triumph for religious conservatism, deeper divisions and challenges lurked below the surface. Evangelicals and fundamentalists worked to patch up their differences, but the ... More


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