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Copyright: 2010 Trim: 6 x 9 Pages: 192 pp. Illustrations: 5 illustrations
The Best of the St. Louis Luminary
Edited by Susan Easton Black
St. Louis was a major trailhead along the Mississippi River that attracted thousands of Mormons in the 1850s, where they set up shops, practiced their trades, and formed congregations. It was there that Erastus Snow published the St. Louis Luminary, a weekly newspaper featuring epistles from church leaders, doctrinal treatises in defense of Mormon practices—especially plural marriage—and news and letters from the Salt Lake Valley.
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:
Saint Louis Luminary: The Latter-day Saint Experience at the Mississippi River, 1854–1855, Susan Easton Black
1. General Epistle of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2. Counsel from Brigham Young and the First Presidency
3. Minutes of Church Conferences Held at St. Louis, Missouri (November 4, 1854–October 6–8, 1855)
4. Counsel from the Leadership of the St. Louis Stake