The Prophet and the Reformer: The Letters of Brigham Young and Thomas L. Kane

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The Prophet and the Reformer: The Letters of Brigham Young and Thomas L. Kane
The Prophet and the Reformer: The Letters of Brigham Young and Thomas L. Kane
Editor Matthew J. Grow Editor Ronald W. Walker
New York: Oxford University Press, 2015

The Prophet and the Reformer: The Letters of Brigham Young and Thomas L. Kane

Reviewer Alexsandra Foster

Brigham Young was of course essential to the development of the Mormon community in Utah during the mid to late 1800s, both as a political and religious leader. In 1846, Brigham Young met Thomas L. Kane, an idealistic Philadelphia reformer, and he often relied on Kane for advice, political or otherwise, resulting in a rich correspondence over many years. Kane was a friend to and a public supporter of the early Saints and became known as the most important non-Mormon in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.