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Copyright: 2009
Trim: 6 x 9
Pages: 192 pp.
Illustrations: 6 b/w photos

PAPER
978-0-8425-2740-8
$19.95
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The Best of The Frontier Guardian

Edited by Susan Easton Black

BYU Studies

Mormon Studies

First published in Kanesville, Iowa in 1849, The Frontier Guardian was used by church leaders to help Mormons there focus on their ultimate westward goal. Yet the newspaper was much more than an ecclesiastical forum. Local, national, and international news was included along with information about the westward trek. The Frontier Guardian is a window into this way-station for westward emigration, illuminating the religious, social, economic, and political aspects of this frontier community.

This book includes a searchable DVD of all issues of all of the newspapers, complete with scholarly annotations.


Susan Easton Black is professor of church history at Brigham Young University.


Table of Contents:


Exploring the Latter-day Saint Experience at the Missouri, 1849–1851
Susan Easton Black

1. General Epistles of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2. Counsel from Brigham Young and the First Presidency to the Saints Scattered Abroad in Pottawattamie, Iowa

3. Minutes of Church Conferences Held at Kanesville, Iowa (April 6, 1849–October 6, 1851)

4. Accusers of Brethren

5. Conflict between Orson Hyde and Almon W. Babbitt

6. Poetry

7. Letters from the Mission Field

8. News from the California Gold Fields

9. Westward-Bound Emigrants

10. Marriages

11. Deaths

12. Words of Wisdom

13. Humor

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