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Defender : the life of Daniel H. Wells / Quentin Thomas Wells.

Wells, Quentin [Browse]
  • Logan : Utah State University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
x, 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-496) and index.
1634-1814, a Puritan family's progress : the Wells' migration from England to America -- 1814-1838, Daniel H. Wells : from a brief childhood in New York to frontier life in Illinois -- 1839-1841, a bachelor farmer in commerce becomes a married entrepreneur and civic leader in Nauvoo -- 1841-1844, the Mormon hegemony : civic controversy, court cases and family conflict -- 1843-1846, the Mormon hegemony : disaffection and libel leads to mayhem and murder -- 1844-1846, the decline of Nauvoo : Daniel becomes a Mormon and leads in the battle of Nauvoo -- 1846-1848, the cost of conversion : travels to winter quarters and the trail to great Salt Lake City -- 1848-1851, desert home and new callings : the superintendent, the general and the attorney general -- 1851-1855, six additional wives : a dozen children and many enterprises to support the family -- 1855-1857, fighting Indians or feeding them : family matters and Brigham's new counselor -- 1857-1858, the Utah Expedition : causes and consequences, a war of lies and egos, but no casualties -- 1858-1859, the Peace Commission and war by other means : church, territorial and federal politics in Utah -- 1860-1864, family, business, church, and politics in Utah while the Civil War ravages the nation -- 1860-1864, the Wells family grows and prospers during the Civil War -- 1864-1865, Daniel's first (incomplete) term as European Mission president -- 1865-1868, Utah's Black Hawk War -- 1868-1870, mayor of Salt Lake City : defending the faith, fighting crime, and obtaining the deed to the city -- 1870-1878, Mormon versus gentile in railroads, business, government and religion -- 1875-1878, Daniel opposes the Glu, defends Brigham, escapes drowning and dedicates a temple -- 1877-1879, from counselor to assistant, trapped in court, imprisoned and paraded home -- 1880-1885, Wells family marriages, the anti-polygamy crusade, and a second mission in Europe -- 1886-1888, defending against opposition in England while tragedy unfolds at home -- 1887-1891, preparing for his passing, president of the temple, death while still in harness -- Appendix A : the Wells family in England and America, 1484-1814 -- Appendix B : the Chapin family in England and America,1484-1814.
  • Biography.
  • History.
  • 9781607325468 ((cloth))
  • 1607325462 ((cloth))
  • ((ebook))
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