8/28/10

THE LATTER DAY SAINTS ON THE MISSOURI FRONTIER

by Pearl Wilcox

The years 1831-1838 were turbulent ones for Missouri and particularly for Independence. During these years the Latter Day Saints played out their drama in this frontier country where their religious beliefs and anti-slavery stance quickly provoked the animosity of earlier pioneers.

Pearl Wilcox has painstakingly culled through old newspapers, county records, and private journals to unearth little known facts about people and places involved in the Mormon period of Missouri history.

The book is divided into five sections: "Jackson County," "Clay County," "New Foundations," "Blighted Hopes," and "Down with the Mormons." A comprehensive index is especially valuable. History buffs, particularly those whose prime interest is Church history, will find many new and interesting features in this well illustrated book.