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Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896. Will Bagley is an independent historian who has written about overland emigration, frontier violence, railroads, mining, and the Mormons

Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896. Will Bagley is an independent historian who has written about overland emigration, frontier violence, railroads, mining, and the Mormons. Bagley has been a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow at the University of Utah and the Archibald Hannah, Jr.

A fine addition to the Kingdom in the West Series

A fine addition to the Kingdom in the West Series. The March: Without opposition or firing a shot, the Mormon infantry tramped across the width of what was then northern Mexico and built a road as they went-Cooke's Wagon Road. Their explorations helped influence the decision in 1853 to acquire the Gadsden Purchase in southern Arizona. Service in California: The good behavior and industry of battalion members accomplished far more than the muskets they shouldered in pacifying California.

This chapter analyzes the American frontier thesis as part of changing narrative traditions

This chapter analyzes the American frontier thesis as part of changing narrative traditions. It discusses the differences between the views of Frederick Jackson Turner, who emplotted the European occupation of America as the building of a modern democracy from wild nature, and John Dewey, who blamed many of the nation's social ills on frontier excess. The chapter also considers Merle Curti's.

His books include The Gold Discovery Journal of Azariah Smith, University of Utah Press, 1990; Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896, Arthur H. Clark, 1998; Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives, with Will Bagley, Arthur H. Clark, 2000; A Winter with the Mormons: The 1852 Letters of Jotham Goodell, Marriott Library, University of Utah, 2001; Fort Limhi: Th.

Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives", Kingdom of the West: Mormons on the American . Ricketts, N. B. The Mormon Battalion; U. S. Army of the West, 1846 - 1848. Logan: Utah State University Press

Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives", Kingdom of the West: Mormons on the American Frontier. Spokane, WA: Arthur H. Clark and Company, ISBN 0-87421-294-4, 2000. Logan: Utah State University Press, ISBN 0-87421-215-4, 1996. Roberts, B. H. (1919), The Mormon Battalion: Its History and Achievements, Salt Lake City: Deseret News. Cooke, P. et al. The Conquest of New Mexico and California in 1846 - 1848. Glorieta, NM; Rio Grande Press, 1964.

The Mormon Rebellion: America's First Civil War, 1857–1858. David L. Bigler, Will Bagley. Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896.

Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847–1896. Perceptions of Collective Narratives and Identity Strategies: The Case of Palestinian Muslims and Christians in Israel. Bigler - 2000 - Utopian Studies 11 (1):148-150. Cromwell and the Army Are the Children of Israel. Araceli Ballesteros García - 2004 - Naturaleza y Gracia: Revista Cuatrimestral de Ciencias Eclesiásticas 2:549-561. Adi Mana, Shifra Sagy, Anan Srour & Serene Mjally-Knani - 2012 - Mind and Society 11 (2):165-182. A Defense of the Authority of Church Doctrine. Nathan B. Oman - manuscript.

New book with no flaws. No dust jacket, as published. Bookseller Inventory 8368. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Publishing, Spokane, WA. Publication Date: 2000.

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His collaboration with David Bigler, The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil, won his second Spur award, the Smith-Pettit Best Book in Latter Day Saint History Award, and the Utah State Historical Society’s Amy Allen Price Military History Award. Mr. Bagley was a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow at the University of Utah and the Archibald Hannah Jr. Fellow in American History at Yale University.

"History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry," said Lt. Col. Philip St. George Cooke in commending the Mormon Battalion for its epic march in 1846 from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to San Diego and Los Angeles to claim California for the United States. Yet this historic journey across the Southwest during the War with Mexico was but one of the reasons the Mormon Battalion holds a unique place in the story of America's western migration during the nineteenth century.

Army of Israel puts to rest ancient myths and sheds new light on forgotten heroes, both male and female. Recruited from a single religious organization, this battalion was perhaps the most unusual body of men ever to serve in America's armed forces. Between 1846 and 1848 its members played pivotal roles in events of such magnitude that they continue to shape the nation's destiny and the lives of its people.

This documentary study seeks to place the larger political and military role of the Mormon Battalion in the context of the history of the American West through the papers and accounts of the participants, supplemented with thorough explanatory text, notes, and references. A fine addition to the Kingdom in the West Series.

The March: Without opposition or firing a shot, the Mormon infantry tramped across the width of what was then northern Mexico and built a road as they went-Cooke's Wagon Road. Their explorations helped influence the decision in 1853 to acquire the Gadsden Purchase in southern Arizona.

Service in California: The good behavior and industry of battalion members accomplished far more than the muskets they shouldered in pacifying California. They defended ranches against raids by hostile natives, they sank wells, manufactured bricks, and built new buildings at Los Angeles and San Diego. The command arrived too late to take part in the last battles of the American occupation, but just in time to carry out President Polk's orders to treat the people of the region as fellow citizens, not as subjugated enemies, reversing the damage done by Robert Stockton and his underlings.

Explorations and Adventure: Besides exploring and building Cooke's Wagon Road across the Southwest, men chosen from the battalion escorted General Kearny and party, including Fremont, to Fort Leavenworth in 1847. Near Donner Lake in the Sierra Nevada, they buried the bodies of Donner party members who had perished in the snow over the previous winter. Battalion veterans opened a new wagon road over the Sierra Nevada, known today as the Mormon-Carson Emigrant Trail, which became in 1849 the main thoroughfare of the gold rush to the new El Dorado. They pioneered Hensley's Salt Lake Cutoff, one of the California Trail's major branches and blazed the wagon road from Los Angeles to Salt Lake.

The Gold Rush: Battalion veterans in California witnessed an event that would transform the nation almost overnight and touch off a massive population shift west that still continues. As employees of James Marshall and John Sutter, two of these men-and two only-would record the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill and the day it happened, 24 January 1848. Other veterans soon scored the first major gold strike when they discovered the rich placer diggings at Mormon Island.

New Voices from the Borderlands: Army of Israel contains dozens of previously unpublished eyewitness accounts of the American conquest of the Southwest, including narratives by the fortotten Mormons who spent the winter of 1846 in today's Colorado. The accounts include a moving set of women's letters and colorful descriptions of encounters with Apache moonshiners, freebooting Mountaineers, ruthless Comancheros, Wakara's horse raiders, and heroic Mexican patriots.


Grosho
David Bigler and Will Bagley are two of the nation's leading experts on the history of the Rocky Mountain Mormons.
They have combined to present an extremely readable history of the Mormon Battalion - an army unit that traversed thousands of difficult miles and never fired a shot in anger.
Extremely well researched, ARMY OF ISRAEL is must reading for those interested in the many facets of 19th Century Mormonism.
Acebiolane
Good
Coirad
This book is very much in the tradition of the great documentary series of the Arthur H. Clark Co., and presents dozens of firsthand accounts and other primary sources regarding the Mormon Battalion's march and subsequent adventures. All of these are expertly introduced and analyzed to present an expansive portrait and detailed record of a large part of the American West and its inhabitants at a crucial juncture in the region's history. This work won the "Best Documentary History Award" presented by the Mormon History Association.

This work offers excellent grist for what I consider the fundamental questions to be explored in the history of the Mormon Battalion and its place in the history of the U.S. West and Mormonism. Among other questions I would like to see considered the following relating to the unit's myth and memory:
* Why does the Mormon Battalion loom so large in the historical consciousness of present-day Mormons? How did it gain this reverential status?
* What writings, reenactments, public commemorations, etc. structured this conception of the past?
* How has the story of the Mormon Battalion been used by Mormons to help create their unique identity?
* Is the story of Mormon pioneering--and the battalion's role in it--critical to the modern Mormon identity? If so, how and why?
* Is the story of the battalion's military service important to Modern Mormonism? If so, how and why?
* What is the historical consciousness of the battalion's role in military history, and how did it attain that particular position?
These are not necessarily questions to be answered in a documentary history such as this, but the sources offered here provide valuable insights that will help in considering them.

Editors David L. Bigler and Will Bagley are to be commended for producing this excellent work, and the publisher must be recognized for its support in making available these invaluable documentary sources..
Kadar
From time to time, a historian will write a book, as opposed to an author writing history. And when TWO historians write a book, you get what Bigler and Bagley have created here. The entire series, "Forgotten Kingdom" is dynamite, we are fortunate to have these books available to us.