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Mormon Colonies in Mexico

Mormon Colonies in Mexico (Paperback)

By Author : Thomas Cottam Romney 
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In the 1880s, as a precondition to granting Utah statehood, the United States government enacted laws to put a stop to the Mormon practice of polygamy. Those who continued to practice this principle were forced underground as federal marshals roamed the territory searching for "polygs." In response, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looked for safe places to send its members; many found refuge across the border in Mexico. Unavailable since its original publication in 1938, this important document of a little-known chapter in Mormon history is now reprinted with a foreword by Martha Sonntag Bradley. Romney was raised and spent much of his life in the colonies, making this book a significant contribution to LDS history. It chronicles a new kind of Mormon pioneer facing the hardships of an unfamiliar land, a tenuous relationship with the government, and the necessary fortitude to hold fast to one's belief in the face of difficulty and trial.

Book Details


Title: Mormon Colonies in Mexico
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Author: Thomas Cottam Romney
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0874808383
EAN: 9780874808384
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 338
Publish Date: 2005-08-31
Binding: Paperback
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