The Resource The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God, Michael Scott Van Wagenen

The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God, Michael Scott Van Wagenen

Label
The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God
Title
The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God
Statement of responsibility
Michael Scott Van Wagenen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Texas sparked the imagination and ambition of some of North America's greatest leaders. Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was one such man. His interest in Texas coincided with the strategic goal of Sam Houston, the president of the young Texas Republic, to create a buffer zone between the areas of Anglo settlement and Mexico. History has until now hidden how close the ambitions of these two men came to carving out a Mormon Kingdom of God in the Republic of Texas." "In 1844 Smith and his followers were received with political jealousy, religious suspicions, and distaste by their neighbors in Nauvoo, Illinois. Smith looked outside the United States for both refuge and empire. Times were difficult for Texas president Sam Houston as well. Texas faced the wrath of the Comanches on the western frontier and of Santa Anna on the disputed southern border. To make matters worse, the U.S. Congress was balking on the annexation issue. Houston was desperate, in debt, and looking for assistance from England, France, or perhaps even the Mormons. Smith appointed an ambassador to the Texas Republic, and secret negotiations began in earnest."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
976.4/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F395.M8
LC item number
V36 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
South Texas regional studies
Series volume
no. 2
Label
The Texas Republic and the Mormon Kingdom of God, Michael Scott Van Wagenen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-110) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of nations in the Southwest -- Joseph Smith and the Mormons, 1830-44 -- Mormon interest in the Texas Republic, 1842-44 -- The Texas-Mormon negotiations of 1844 -- Mormon colonies in Texas 1845-58 -- The aftermath
Control code
ocm50637362
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 117 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781585449590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27935954
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50637362
  • acaebk1585449598
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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