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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 professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He has served both as an associate dean of Religious Education and as chair of the department of Church History and Doctrine. Born in Ontario, Canada, he holds a PhD in American intellectual history from Wayne State University. before joining the BYU faculty in 1997, he was head of the department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Manitoba for twenty years. He is the author of a number of books, including School of the Prophet; Mormons at the Missouri; and We'll Find the Place: The Mormon Exodus. He and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of 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 is an associate professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU. He has served as a religious educator for forty years. He received his under-graduate degree at Weber State College and his master's and PhD from Brigham Young University. His current research focuses on the Hyrum Smith Papers project and Pacific Latter-day Saint history.

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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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