Volume 15:4 (Summer 1975)

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Volume 15:4 (Summer 1975)

This issue collects some of the previously-untold stories of the history of Nauvoo.

Eliza R. Snow's Nauvoo journal, edited by Maureen Ursenbach, provides fresh insights into the sensitivities of this remarkable woman, her brother, Lorenzo, and into the struggle with writs and rights in the daily life of Joseph Smith. Ronald K. Esplin presents letters between John Taylor and his wife Leonora; James L. Kimball explores the unprecedented but also thoroughly American charter of Nauvoo, while T. Edgar Lyon shows how the Mississippi River was not only a land separation but also a doctrinal divider.

Kenneth W. Godfrey ponders what made Mormon life different from life in other American communities, Stanley Kimball previews his upcoming biography of Heber C. Kimball, and Thurmon Dean Moody writes about Nauvoo's Whistling and Whittling Brigade and what a Mormon community can do when its legal defense mechanisms are removed.

Finally, James Allen and Malcolm Thorp trace the unique mission of the Twelve to Britain. Utilizing available journals of the leaders involved, as well as manuscripts of the converts, they relate the entire effort to the situation in Britain and especially to conditions of the working classes in mid-nineteenth century England.

Table of Contents
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Maureen U. Beecher
ArticlePg. 391
Kenneth W. Godfrey
ArticlePg. 417
Ronald K. Esplin
ArticlePg. 425
Stanley B. Kimball
ArticlePg. 447
Thurmon D. Moody
ArticlePg. 480
James L. Kimball Jr.
ArticlePg. 491
David H. Smith
Art WorkPg. 498
Chad J. Flake
BibliographyPg. 527
Dennis L. Lythgoe
Book ReviewPg. 541
Ron Tyler
Book ReviewPg. 542
Helen H. Jones
Book ReviewPg. 545
Lyndon W. Cook
Notes and Comments ItemPg. 550
Gary P. Gillum
IndexPg. 553