Date of Award

5-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

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Departmental Honors

Department

History

First Advisor

Daniel J. McInerney

Abstract

The leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints raced a twin dilemma in the years between 1868 to 1874. The specter of non-Mormon infiltration of society and destruction of the Mormon empire loomed menacingly on the horizon, and internal divisions and inequities threatened to destroy the religious ideals of unity and equality fostered by Mormons since the time of Joseph Smith, Jr. This twin crisis led Mormon leaders to institute church-wide economic and social programs of reform, culminating in 1874 with the establishment of the Second United Order of Enoch.

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