Mormon Country

Mormon Country

Description

Where others saw only sage, a salt lake, and a great desert, the Mormons saw their "lovely Deseret," a land of lilacs, honeycombs, poplars, and fruit trees. Unwelcome in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, they migrated to the dry lands between the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada to establish Mormon country, a wasteland made green. Like the land the Mormons settled, their habits stood in stark contrast to the frenzied recklessness of the American West. Opposed to the often prodigal individualism of the West, Mormons lived in closely knit - some say ironclad - communities. The story of Mormon country is one of self-sacrifice and labor spent in the search for an ideal in the most forbidding territory of the American West. Richard W. Etulain provides a new introduction to this edition.


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Details

Author(s)
Wallace Stegner, Richard W. Etulain
Format
Paperback | 362 pages
Dimensions
140 x 203 x 20.32mm | 408g
Publication date
01 Sep 2003
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Imprint
BISON BOOKS
Publication City/Country
Nebraska, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
2nd edition
ISBN10
0803293054
ISBN13
9780803293052
Bestsellers rank
910,333