The Story of the Mormons, from the Date of Their Origin to the Year 1901
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The Story of the Mormons, from the Date of Their Origin to the Year 1901

By William Alexander Linn
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  • THE STORY OF THE MORMONS
    • FROM THE DATE OF THEIR ORIGIN TO THE YEAR 1901
    • PREFACE
    • DETAILED CONTENTS
      • BOOK I. THE MORMON ORIGIN
  • THE STORY OF THE MORMONS
    • BOOK I. — THE MORMON ORIGIN
    • CHAPTER I. — FACILITY OF HUMAN BELIEF
    • CHAPTER II. — THE SMITH FAMILY
    • CHAPTER III. — HOW JOSEPH SMITH BECAME A MONEY-DIGGER
    • CHAPTER IV. — FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GOLDEN BIBLE
    • CHAPTER V. — THE DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS OF THE REVELATION OF THE BIBLE
    • CHAPTER VI. — TRANSLATION AND PUBLICATION OF THE BIBLE
    • CHAPTER VII. — THE SPAULDING MANUSCRIPT
    • CHAPTER VIII. — SIDNEY RIGDON
    • CHAPTER IX. — "THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL"
    • CHAPTER X. — THE WITNESSES TO THE PLATES
    • CHAPTER XI. — THE MORMON BIBLE
    • CHAPTER XII. — ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH
    • CHAPTER XIII. — THE MORMONS' BELIEFS AND DOCTRINES—CHURCH GOVERNMENT
    • BOOK II. — IN OHIO
    • CHAPTER I. — THE FIRST CONVERTS AT KIRTLAND
    • CHAPTER II. — WILD VAGARIES OF THE CONVERTS
    • CHAPTER III. — GROWTH OF THE CHURCH
    • CHAPTER IV. — GIFTS OF TONGUES AND MIRACLES
    • CHAPTER V. — SMITH'S OHIO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
    • CHAPTER VI. — LAST DAYS AT KIRTLAND
    • BOOK III. — IN MISSOURI
    • CHAPTER I. — THE DIRECTIONS TO THE SAINTS ABOUT THEIR ZION
    • CHAPTER II. — SMITH'S FIRST VISITS TO MISSOURI—FOUNDING THE CITY AND THE TEMPLE
    • CHAPTER III. — THE EXPULSION FROM JACKSON COUNTY—THE ARMY OF ZION
    • CHAPTER IV. — FRUITLESS NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE JACKSON COUNTY PEOPLE
    • CHAPTER V. — IN CLAY, CALDWELL, AND DAVIESS COUNTIES
    • CHAPTER VI. — RADICAL DISSENSIONS IN THE CHURCH—ORIGIN OF THE DANITES—TITHING
    • CHAPTER VII. — BEGINNING OF ACTIVE HOSTILITIES
    • CHAPTER VIII. — A STATE OF CIVIL WAR
    • CHAPTER IX. — THE FINAL EXPULSION FROM THE STATE
    • BOOK IV. — IN ILLINOIS
    • CHAPTER I. — THE RECEPTION OF THE MORMONS
    • CHAPTER II. — THE SETTLEMENT OF NAUVOO
    • CHAPTER III. — THE BUILDING UP OF THE CITY—FOREIGN PROSELYTING
    • CHAPTER IV. — THE NAUVOO CITY GOVERNMENT—TEMPLE AND OTHER BUILDINGS
    • CHAPTER V. — THE MORMONS IN POLITICS—MISSOURI REQUISITIONS FOR SMITH
    • CHAPTER VI. — SMITH A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
    • CHAPTER VII. — SOCIAL CONDITIONS IN NAUVOO
    • CHAPTER VIII. — SMITH'S PICTURE OF HIMSELF AS AUTOCRAT
    • CHAPTER IX. — SMITH'S FALLING OUT WITH BENNETT AND HIGBEE
    • CHAPTER X. — THE INSTITUTION OF POLYGAMY
    • CHAPTER XI. — PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DOCTRINE OF POLYGAMY
    • CHAPTER XII. — THE SUPPRESSION OF THE EXPOSITOR
    • CHAPTER XIII. — UPRISING OF THE NON-MORMONS—SMITH'S ARREST
    • CHAPTER XIV. — THE MURDER OF THE PROPHET—HIS CHARACTER
    • CHAPTER XV. — AFTER SMITH'S DEATH—RIGDON'S LAST DAYS
    • CHAPTER XVI. — RIVALRIES OVER THE SUCCESSION
    • CHAPTER XVII. — BRIGHAM YOUNG
    • CHAPTER XVIII. — RENEWED TROUBLE FOR THE MORMONS—"THE BURNINGS"
    • CHAPTER XIX. — THE EXPULSION OF THE MORMONS
    • CHAPTER XX. — THE EVACUATION OF NAUVOO—"THE LAST MORMON WAR"
    • CHAPTER XXI. — NAUVOO AFTER THE EXODUS
    • BOOK V. — THE MIGRATION TO UTAH
    • CHAPTER I. — PREPARATIONS FOR THE LONG MARCH
    • CHAPTER II. — FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MISSOURI
    • CHAPTER III. — THE MORMON BATTALION
    • CHAPTER IV. — THE CAMPS ON THE MISSOURI
    • CHAPTER V. — THE PIONEER TRIP ACROSS THE PLAINS
    • CHAPTER VI. — FROM THE ROCKIES TO SALT LAKE VALLEY
    • CHAPTER VII. — THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES—LAST DAYS ON THE MISSOURI
    • BOOK VI. — IN UTAH
    • CHAPTER I. — THE FOUNDING OF SALT LAKE CITY
    • CHAPTER II. — PROGRESS OF THE SETTLEMENT
    • CHAPTER III. — THE FOREIGN IMMIGRATION TO UTAH
    • CHAPTER IV. — THE HAND-CART TRAGEDY
    • CHAPTER V. — EARLY POLITICAL HISTORY
    • CHAPTER VI. — BRIGHAM YOUNG'S DESPOTISM
    • CHAPTER VII. — THE "REFORMATION"
    • CHAPTER VIII. — SOME CHURCH-INSPIRED MURDERS
    • CHAPTER IX. — BLOOD ATONEMENT
    • CHAPTER X. — THE TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT—JUDGE BROCCHUS'S EXPERIENCE
    • CHAPTER XI. — MORMON TREATMENT OF FEDERAL OFFICERS
    • CHAPTER XII. — THE MORMON "WAR"
    • CHAPTER XIII. — THE MORMON PURPOSE
    • CHAPTER XIV. — COLONEL KANE'S MISSION
    • CHAPTER XV. — THE PEACE COMMISSION
    • CHAPTER XVI. — THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
    • CHAPTER XVII. — AFTER THE "WAR"
    • CHAPTER XVIII. — ATTITUDE OF THE MORMONS DURING THE SOUTHERN REBELLION
    • CHAPTER XIX. — EASTERN VISITORS TO SALT LAKE CITY—UNPUNISHED MURDERERS
    • CHAPTER XX. — GENTILE IRRUPTION AND MORMON SCHISM
    • CHAPTER XXI. — THE LAST YEARS OF BRIGHAM YOUNG
    • CHAPTER XXII. — BRIGHAM YOUNG'S DEATH—HIS CHARACTER
    • CHAPTER XXIII. — SOCIAL ASPECTS OF POLYGAMY
    • CHAPTER XXIV. — THE FIGHT AGAINST POLYGAMY—STATEHOOD
    • CHAPTER XXV. — THE MORMONISM OF TO-DAY
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