Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861 Foreword by William P. MacKinnon

By: Aird, Polly, Jeff Nichols, Will Bagley

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320 pages, frontis, maps, illustrations. "In Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector, Aird tells of Scottish emigrants who endured a harrowing transatlantic and transcontinental journey to join their brethren in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. But to McAuslan and others like him, the Promised Land of Salt Lake City turned out to be quite different from what was promised: droughts and plagues of locusts destroyed crops and brought on famine, and U.S. Army troops threatened on the borders. Mormon leaders responded with fiery sermons attributing their trials to divine retribution for backsliding and sin. When the leaders countenanced violence and demanded absolute obedience, Peter McAuslan decided to abandon his adopted faith. With his family, and escorted by a U.S. Army detachment for protection, he fled to California." Univ. O.K.

Title: Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848-1861 Foreword by William P. MacKinnon

Author Name: Aird, Polly, Jeff Nichols, Will Bagley

Categories: Travel & Exploration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Norman, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 14196

Keywords: Mormons, Salt Lake City, Pioneers, Scots