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The Resource Junius and Joseph : presidential politics and the assassination of the first Mormon prophet, Robert S. Wicks and Fred R. Foister

Junius and Joseph : presidential politics and the assassination of the first Mormon prophet, Robert S. Wicks and Fred R. Foister

Label
Junius and Joseph : presidential politics and the assassination of the first Mormon prophet
Title
Junius and Joseph
Title remainder
presidential politics and the assassination of the first Mormon prophet
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Wicks and Fred R. Foister
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Junius and Joseph examines Joseph Smith's nearly forgotten [1844] presidential bid, the events leading up to his assassination on June 27, 1844, and the tangled aftermath of the tragic incident. It ... establishes that Joseph Smith's murder, rather than being the deadly outcome of a spontaneous mob uprising, was in fact a carefully planned military-style execution. It is now possible to identify many of the key individuals engaged in planning his assassination as well as those who took part in the assault on Carthage jail. And furthermore, this study presents incontrovertible evidence that the effort to remove the Mormon leader from power and influence extended well beyond Hancock County [Illinois] (and included prominent Whig politicians as well as the Democratic governor of the state), thereby transforming his death from an impulsive act by local vigilantes into a political assassination sanctioned by some of the most powerful men in Illinois. The circumstances surrounding Joseph Smith's death also serve to highlight the often unrecognized truth that a full understanding of early Mormon history can be gained only when considered in the context of events taking place in American society as a whole." Beginning with this provocative thesis from the introduction, Wicks and Foister engage in a thorough reexamination of Joseph Smith's 1844 presidential candidacy, its political context and implications, and its probable connection to his murder. While their work asserts controversial conclusions about what and who were behind that murder, its import extends further since it provides unprecedented, detailed portraits of political Mormonism, politics in 1844 Illinois and the Midwest, the web of connections and personalities that linked the two, and the events of June 27"--Book Review can be found in: The Western Historical Quarterly Winter 2006, by: Stephen C. Taysom
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wicks, Robert Sigfrid
Dewey number
289.3/73/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8695.S6
LC item number
W49 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foister, Fred R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Joseph
  • Smith, Joseph
  • Whig Party (U.S.)
  • Presidential candidates
  • Mormons
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Mormon Church
  • Mormon Church
  • Illinois
  • Smith, Joseph
  • Election
  • History
  • Mormon Church
  • Mormonism
  • Mormons
  • Political activity
  • Political aspects
  • Presidential candidates
  • Presidents
  • RELIGION
Label
Junius and Joseph : presidential politics and the assassination of the first Mormon prophet, Robert S. Wicks and Fred R. Foister
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-306) and index
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
  • Two conventions
  • What will be the end of things?
  • Retributive justice
  • Gentlemen of undoubted veracity
  • Carthage
  • Distance lent enchantment to the view
  • The kingdom delayed
  • "Bound by common guilt and danger to commit almost any act to save them from infamy"
  • Wolf hunts
  • The campaign continues
  • New World Eden : the promise of America in late Jacksonian politics
  • "To avenge the blood that stains the walls of Carthage jail"
  • How wide the conspiracy?
  • "Clear the way for Henry Clay"
  • "To save the district for the Whigs"
  • "Nauvoo is no place for rational people"
  • The third party
  • "Missourians seem determined not to let us alone"
  • The candidate
  • Thy kingdom come-- in Texas
Control code
ocm62425165
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 316 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874216073
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mm0g
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62425165
  • (OCoLC)62425165
Label
Junius and Joseph : presidential politics and the assassination of the first Mormon prophet, Robert S. Wicks and Fred R. Foister
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-306) and index
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
  • Two conventions
  • What will be the end of things?
  • Retributive justice
  • Gentlemen of undoubted veracity
  • Carthage
  • Distance lent enchantment to the view
  • The kingdom delayed
  • "Bound by common guilt and danger to commit almost any act to save them from infamy"
  • Wolf hunts
  • The campaign continues
  • New World Eden : the promise of America in late Jacksonian politics
  • "To avenge the blood that stains the walls of Carthage jail"
  • How wide the conspiracy?
  • "Clear the way for Henry Clay"
  • "To save the district for the Whigs"
  • "Nauvoo is no place for rational people"
  • The third party
  • "Missourians seem determined not to let us alone"
  • The candidate
  • Thy kingdom come-- in Texas
Control code
ocm62425165
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 316 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874216073
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mm0g
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62425165
  • (OCoLC)62425165

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