Great Basin Kingdom

📒Great Basin Kingdom ✍ Leonard J. Arrington

✏Book Title : Great Basin Kingdom
✏Author : Leonard J. Arrington
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 534
✏ISBN : 0252072839
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Great Basin Kingdom Book Summary : Leonard Arrington, who died in 1999, is considered by most, if not all, serious scholars of Mormon and western history as the single most important figure to write on LDS history. Great Basin Kingdom is perhaps his greatest work. A classic in Mormon studies and western history, Great Basin Kingdom offers insights into the 'underdeveloped' American economy, a comprehensive treatment of one of the few native American religious movements, and detailed, exciting stories from little-known phases of Mormon and American history. This edition includes thirty new pictures and an introduction by Ronald W. Walker that provides a brief biography of Arrington, as well as the history of the work, its place in Mormon and western historiography, and its lasting impact.

📒Great Basin Kingdom ✍ Leonard J. Arrington

✏Book Title : Great Basin Kingdom
✏Author : Leonard J. Arrington
✏Publisher : Bison Books
✏Release Date : 1966
✏Pages : 534
✏ISBN : UOM:39015011725598
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Great Basin Kingdom Book Summary : Leonard Arrington, who died in 1999, is considered by most, if not all, serious scholars of Mormon and western history as the single most important figure to write on LDS history. Great Basin Kingdom is perhaps his greatest work. A classic in Mormon studies and western history, Great Basin Kingdom offers insights into the 'underdeveloped' American economy, a comprehensive treatment of one of the few native American religious movements, and detailed, exciting stories from little-known phases of Mormon and American history. This edition includes thirty new pictures and an introduction by Ronald W. Walker that provides a brief biography of Arrington, as well as the history of the work, its place in Mormon and western historiography, and its lasting impact.

📒Great Basin Kingdom Revisited ✍ Thomas G. Alexander

✏Book Title : Great Basin Kingdom revisited
✏Author : Thomas G. Alexander
✏Publisher : Utah State Univ Pr
✏Release Date : 1991-08-01
✏Pages : 164
✏ISBN : UCAL:B4395655
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Great Basin Kingdom revisited Book Summary : This book poses issues about land use and settlement in the West, explores the myths surrounding irrigation, and reflects aspects of the Mormon Western experience.

✏Book Title : My Best for the Kingdom History and Autobiography of John Lowe Butler a Mormon Frontiersman
✏Author : William G. Hartley
✏Publisher : Lulu.com
✏Release Date : 2017-04-18
✏Pages : 546
✏ISBN : 9781365739682
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏My Best for the Kingdom History and Autobiography of John Lowe Butler a Mormon Frontiersman Book Summary : ""My Best for the Kingdom provides a valuable history of several little-known events in early Mormon history--the Church in Tennessee and Kentucky in the 1830s, the Danites in Missouri, Mormon resistance to Missouri persecutions, ... the James Emmett expedition, [and] pioneer Spanish Fork, Utah...John L. Butler's autobiography, given here in full, rivals and adds to the accounts of Hosea Stout and John D. Lee in telling the Mormon story of the 1830s, '40s, and '50s. Butler was a valiant militiaman, missionary, frontiersman, and bishop. A fast-moving, informative, well-researched and well-told account of Mormonism on the frontier...and pioneer Utah.""--Leonard J. Arrington quoted on the back outside jacket. This is the 3rd printing of My Best for the Kingdom (ISBN 978-1-365-73968-2) and is the same as the 2nd printing (ISBN 978-0-9843965-2-8) and 1st printing (ISBN 1-56236-212-7) versions except that the front & end papers (family chart and map) on the previous versions are now included as the final two pages.

📒Brigham Young ✍ David Vaughn Mason

✏Book Title : Brigham Young
✏Author : David Vaughn Mason
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2014-11-13
✏Pages : 184
✏ISBN : 9781135012458
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Brigham Young Book Summary : Brigham Young was one of the most influential—and controversial—Mormon leaders in American history. An early follower of the new religion, he led the cross-continental migration of the Mormon people from Illinois to Utah, where he built a vast religious empire that was both revolutionary and authoritarian, radically different from yet informed by the existing culture of the U.S. With his powerful personality and sometimes paradoxical convictions, Young left an enduring stamp on both his church and the region, and his legacy remains active today. In a lively, concise narrative bolstered by primary documents, and supplemented by a robust companion website, David Mason tells the dynamic story of Brigham Young, and in the process, illuminates the history of the LDS Church, religion in America, and the development of the American west. This book will be a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand the complex, uniquely American origins of a church that now counts over 15 million members worldwide.

📒1844 Religious Movements ✍ Jerome Leslie Clark

✏Book Title : 1844 Religious movements
✏Author : Jerome Leslie Clark
✏Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
✏Release Date : 1968
✏Pages : 396
✏ISBN : 9781572580671
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏1844 Religious movements Book Summary : These volumes are set forth in the hope that it will give the reader a deeper insight into the atmosphere of reform which permeated the time in which arose the Millerite Movement, the seedbed of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Such an atmosphere made people receptive to change and provided the attitude of mind which made the widespread dissemination of new ideas possible. Surely it was in the providence of God that the great Second Advent Movement arose at such a time.

📒The Filth Of Progress ✍ Ryan Dearinger

✏Book Title : The Filth of Progress
✏Author : Ryan Dearinger
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2015-10-30
✏Pages : 284
✏ISBN : 9780520284593
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Filth of Progress Book Summary : "In America's historical imagination, toil and triumph against nature and overwhelming odds characterizes such achievements as the Erie Canal and the transcontinental railroad. Triumph transformed canal and railroad entrepreneurs into visionaries whose work brought the nation bountiful riches and did the Lord's bidding. Celebrated for their spirit and perseverance in 'building' the nation's infrastructure, they found respect for looking to tomorrow and creating a future. For generations, most indexes of American history supported and reinforced this narrative of progress. Yet, if this is the historical memory, it is conveniently stunted. What of those whose bodies strained and broke under the load of such glories? What of those men beyond the din and fanfare who only appear in old photographs with faces blurred and indistinguishable? In their lives and deaths in the mud, muck, and mountains is another history of American achievement. These barely visible and forgotten, ordinary men, 'unskilled' immigrants from Ireland and China, Mormons, and native-born American workingmen rank, as well, as the creators of national growth and progress. Their experiences and voices, along with those of the privileged and well-connected, are the subjects of this study. I examine the rise of Western canals and railroads to national prominence through the menial labor of countless men, largely hidden from view because they left virtually no paper trail, who strung together livelihoods at the economic fringes of society. This book examines the contest for control of American progress and history as distilled from the competing narratives of canal and railroad construction workers and those fortunate enough to avoid this fate"--Provided by publisher.

📒Mormonism ✍ W. Paul Reeve

✏Book Title : Mormonism
✏Author : W. Paul Reeve
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 449
✏ISBN : 9781598841077
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mormonism Book Summary : Covering its historic development, important individuals, and central ideas and issues, this encyclopedia offers broad historical coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. * 140 entries on individuals, places, events, and issues * An overview section of six essays tracing the history of Mormonism from Joseph Smith's vision to years of global expansion that began in the mid-20th century * 50 contributors who are among the world's foremost scholars on the Mormon religion and its history * A chronology of Mormonism from its beginnings in upstate New York to its current status as a globalized church headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah * A bibliography of the latest scholarship on Mormon history

📒The Wealth Of Nature ✍ Donald Worster

✏Book Title : The Wealth of Nature
✏Author : Donald Worster
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 1994-10-27
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 0198023944
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Wealth of Nature Book Summary : Hailed as "one of the most eminent environmental historians of the West" by Alan Brinkley in The New York Times Book Review, Donald Worster has been a leader in reshaping the study of American history. Winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize for his book Dust Bowl, Worster has helped bring humanity's interaction with nature to the forefront of historical thinking. Now, in The Wealth of Nature, he offers a series of thoughtful, eloquent essays which lay out his views on environmental history, tying the study of the past to today's agenda for change. The Wealth of Nature captures the fruit of what Worster calls "my own intellectual turning to the land." History, he writes, represents a dialogue between humanity and nature--though it is usually reported as if it were simple dictation. Worster takes as his point of departure the approach expressed early on by Aldo Leopold, who stresses the importance of nature in determining human history; Leopold pointed out that the spread of bluegrass in Kentucky, for instance, created new pastures and fed the rush of American settlers across the Appalachians, which affected the contest between Britain, France, and the U.S. for control of the area. Worster's own work offers an even more subtly textured understanding, noting in this example, for instance, that bluegrass itself was an import from the Old World which supplanted native vegetation--a form of "environmental imperialism." He ranges across such areas as agriculture, water development, and other questions, examining them as environmental issues, showing how they have affected--and continue to affect--human settlement. Environmental history, he argues, is not simply the history of rural and wilderness areas; cities clearly have a tremendous impact on the land, on which they depend for their existence. He argues for a comprehensive approach to understanding our past as well as our present in environmental terms. "Nostalgia runs all through this society," Worster writes, "fortunately, for it may be our only hope of salvation." These reflective and engaging essays capture the fascination of environmental history--and the beauty of nature lost or endangered--underscoring the importance of intelligent action in the present.

📒The Vital Few ✍ Jonathan Hughes

✏Book Title : The Vital Few
✏Author : Jonathan Hughes
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 1986-06-19
✏Pages : 640
✏ISBN : 9780199923243
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Vital Few Book Summary : The Vital Few, a study of the contribution of entrepreneurs to the American economy, provides portraits of the men and women whose individual enterprise has helped to establish the character of the American businessperson and to carry our economy forward from colonial times. Examining such legendary figures as William Penn, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and J. Pierpont Morgan in their social and economic environment, Jonathan Hughes illuminates each period of American economic history and provides insights into the workings of American business and the special qualities required of its super-achievers. Taking into account such dramatic changes in the economy as the explosive growth of government and the puzzling effects of "stagflation," Hughes has now expanded his original volume. The new edition includes two additional biographies and a short essay on the nature of bureaucracy in both the government and the private sector. Both biographies are of "bureaucratic entrepreneurs", whose work in the federal government represents the two most prominent trends in government economics. Mary Switzer's 48-year career demonstrates the ways in which the modern welfare state has developed. First a catalyst then a major force in establishing social programs and institutions, she is in large part responsible for the existence of the American welfare state. Marriner Eccles's career, on the other hand, shows the evolution of "compensatory" fiscal and monetary policies from the New Deal to the Korean War. A self-made millionaire who was appointed to a high-level job in the federal government, Eccles quit his post after 1950, convinced that American economic policy was hopelessly inflationary and economically destructive. With these new additions, The Vital Few, long a source of inspiration and economic interest, is more accessible and useful than ever.