Juanita Brooks - Mormon Woman Historian

Juanita Brooks - Mormon Woman Historian

By: Peterson, Levi S.

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Cover slightly edge worn. Else is good. Interior is overall clean and tight. ; Raised within the Mormon tradition, the now 90-year-old Juanita Brooksteacher, writer, historianwas motivated by an intellectual curiosity that eventually pitted her against the establishment of the Latter Day Saints, shows Peterson ( The Backslider , etc. ) in this detailed but plodding biography. Alongside her duties as parent and homemaker, she devoted herself to unearthing diaries and records of early settlers and organized a Utah library of Mormon history. One of the tragic chapters in that history was the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, in which Brigham Young was vaguely implicated, but for which a scapegoat, one John D. Lee, paid with his life, according to the author. In bringing to light the suppressed evidence and documenting the skewed investigation, Brooks's reputation as an uncompromising historian was established: "She had become the public voice, otherwise silent, of confession and contrition for the most shameful deed in Mormon history." ; Utah Centennial Series, Vol 5 Series; 8.75 x 1.25 x 6 Inches; 505 pages; ; 0874802989

Title: Juanita Brooks - Mormon Woman Historian

Author Name: Peterson, Levi S.

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Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah Press: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 14788

Keywords: Mormon Women Historians Religion Christianity Morm,