On the Way to Somewhere Else: European Sojourners in the by Michael W Homer

By Michael W Homer

Most tourists to Utah throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, specially these from Europe, have been interested in the state’s group of Latter-day Saints, with their “seventeen-strong households with just one man!” right here, editor Michael W. Homer has amassed the writings of a few of these eu tourists, breaking new flooring through ignoring the culture of together with in simple terms the predictably benign perspectives of English gents. On how to elsewhere includes such colourful views in the direction of the Mormons as these of an outraged Catholic priest, an intrigued German prince, a liberated Frenchwoman, and a religious French convert, a lot of who had visits with the fellow they known as the “Pope of Mormonism,” Brigham Young.
The eu viewers encountered not just religious Mormons, yet different full of life characters of the yankee West, from fur investors to Indians to soldiers.

Originally a quantity within the sequence Kingdom within the West: The Mormons and the yankee Frontier, this new printing of with a view to in different places captures nearly 100 years of assorted perceptions, revealing an unforeseen glimpse into the actual improvement of Utah and the political evolution of Mormonism.

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48 ON THE WAY TO SOMEWHERE ELSE met members o f the M orm on Battalion, including a veteran o f W elling­ tons peninsular campaign. Edwin Bryant found M orm ons in California who had arrived with Sam Brannan on the ship Brooklyn. ” Bryant returned to the East with Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, whose “ Life Guards” consisted o f M orm on Battalion veterans. ” 4 President Buchanan sent federal troops to Utah to quell what some had described as a theocratic rebellion, and during the same year Mormons exe­ cuted the Mountain Meadows massacre.

Ziegler published a volume on American democracy in 1848 and in 1856 29 Allen and Leonard, The Story of tlx Latter-day Saints, 234. 32 Z ie g l e r , S k izzen einer R eise durch N ordamerika und Westindien [ S k e t c h e s of T r a v e l T h r o u g h N o rth A m e r ic a a n d t h e W est I n d ie s ], 243—47. T r a n sl a t e d by W o uter H a n e g r a a ff. In the late afternoon we sailed past Fort Madison, and some hours later we reached Nauvoo. After we had left the boat here— which moored a bit later farther down at the other shore at Montrose— so that we could visit the city o f the “ Latter-day Saints” we went, over a softly ascending slope, from the shore to the slightly-distanced, spaciously constructed Mormon city, which consisted o f small houses, and were highly surprised to find here the temple not only open, but also a troop o f cavalry before it, considerably armed and equipped with three-pounders.

Events in Utah began to be reported only after M orm on missionaries arrived in Piedmont in 1850. 22 W hittaker, "Early M orm on Pamphleteering,” 58. 23 Positio Super Vita, Virtutibus et Fama Sanctitatis. T he Positio mentions Mazzuchelli’s visit with Joseph Smith and his observations on Mormonism. P. T h e first English translation o f M azzuchelli’s Memoirs appeared in The Young Eagle, a magazine published by Santa Clara C ol­ lege in Sinsinawa, W isconsin, from February 1898 to December 1901.

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