Far away west

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The story of the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo to a new mountain home “far away in the west” still stirs the imagination of writers, artists, historians, and musicians. Letters, diaries, and other manuscript sources continue to be discovered that recount this thrilling chapter in Mormon history. An entire believing people came to trust that they would find their place to worship without fear of persecution if they followed their God. This book is divided into three sections of the Mormon pioneers’ experiences. Even readers who have followed this history will discover new and inspiring facts about this enduring story.

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PublishedDeseret Book and RSC BYU 2016

About the Authors

Richard E. Bennett

RICHARD E. BENNETT is a native of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He served a mission in Texas from 1967 to 1969. He was the head of Special Collections at the University of Manitoba from 1978 to 1997 and earned a PhD in US intellectual history at Wayne State University. He is the author of several books and articles, mainly on nineteenth-century LDS history. He and his wife, Patricia Dyer, have five children.

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Susan Easton Black

Dr. Susan Easton Black joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1978, where she is currently a professor of Church history and doctrine. She is also past associate dean of General Education and Honors and director of Church History in the Religious Studies Center.

The recipient of numerous academic awards, she received the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award in 2000, the highest award given a professor on the BYU Provo campus. Dr. Black has authored, edited, and compiled more than 100 books and 250 articles.

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Craig K. Manscill

Craig K. Manscill has been a religious educator for more than 25 years with the Church Educational System and the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU. He received his undergraduate degree at Weber State College and his master's and PhD from BYU. His areas of expertise include nineteenth-century Church history and presidents of the Church. Brother Manscill is married to Jana Hancey. They have eight children.

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Scott C. Esplin

Scott C. Esplin earned an MEd and PhD in educational leadership and foundations from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining Religious Education at BYU, he taught for the Church Educational System for nine years.

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