By J. Spencer Fluhman
Fluhman files how Mormonism used to be defamed, with assaults usually aimed toward polygamy, and exhibits how the recent religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated by means of the preferred press and wracked with social and fiscal instability. Taking the tale to the flip of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's personal ameliorations, the results of either selection and out of doors strength, sapped the energy of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the popularity of Utah into the Union in 1896 and likewise paving the best way for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, reputation of Mormonism as an American religion.
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