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Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction viii

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes : Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona.
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood (1836-1909)
Subject Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon families
Subject Local Utah--Description and travel--19th century; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Relations with Mormons; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Correspondence
Description General Thomas L. Kane, friend to Brigham Young, was well known as a mediator between the Mormons and the federal government. He and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Utah in 1872-73. This publication is a collection of letters Elizabeth wrote to her father during the trip. The letters provide interesting descriptions of Mormon social customs, Mormon-Indian relationships, and insightful observations of the practice of polygamy among the Mormons.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 4; IsVersionOf Twelve Mormon homes, published in 1874 in Philadelphia.
Coverage 1872
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .K1 1974
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah) to St. George (Utah).
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Topic Mormons; Mormon families; Polygamy; Utah
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328926
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, introduction viii
Description old, Kane's connections in the Polk administration were thought to be of significance. So he was courted by Mormon representa- tives in the East to gain an audience for them with President James IS. Polk or his friends, in the hope Polk could be per- suaded to assist the Mormons in some manner in their move west. A direct outgrowth of this contact was the opportunity given the Mormons to enlist five hundred men into the United States Army to wage war against Mexico and win California for the United States. Thomas Kane's interest in and efforts on behalf of the Mor- mons have been portrayed by all writers as an act of selfless sacrifice by a young idealist who witnessed the injustices in- flicted upon a persecuted religious minority by a cruel and hostile majority. As evidence of Kane's concern for the down- trodden, his espousing the cause of anti-slavery is most often cited as is his volunteering for military service to fight for the Union. Undoubtedly, Thomas Kane was moved by the plight of the Mormons who were fleeing their homes in Illinois, across Iowa to a place they were not sure where. However, young Kane did not view the situation of the Mormons as an unmixed blessing for himself. His letters, preserved in the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, reveal that he saw his contact and association with the Mormons as an opportunity to gain fame and fortune through several possible avenues. First he would hurry to meet with the Mormons as they fled Nauvoo across Iowa. Once upon the scene he would be able to gather material for a book he planned to write about the Mormons. Furthermore, he hoped to win favor with the Mormons and march with them to California where he and they would be the . . . Vlll
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328763