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dc.contributor.authorGarceau-Hagen, Dee-
dc.descriptionThis syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor. Uploaded by Archives RSA Josephine Hill.en_US
dc.description.abstractOne-hundred and seventy years ago, Mormons set up a communal society in a capitalist economy; a theocracy in a republic that mandated the separation of church and state; and polygamous marriage in defiance of civil law throughout the United States. It would be easy to dismiss Mormonism as a curious outlier, a novelty on our cultural landscape, except that it remains the fastest-growing religious denomination on the planet today. Moreover, there is something decidedly American about the Mormons. What elements of United States history and culture gave rise to this group? Why, given their unusual social, economic, and political organization, did the Mormons take root so firmly on U.S. soil? This course will explore the Mormon historical experience within the larger contexts of American gender and religious history, and the history of the American West.en_US
dc.publisherMemphis, Tenn. : Rhodes Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSyllabi CRN;22369-
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dc.subjectHistory, Department ofen_US
dc.subjectAcademic departmentsen_US
dc.subject2012 Springen_US
dc.titleHIST 105-03, The Mormons in the American Westen_US
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