Under the Prophet in Utah

Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O’Higgins

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This is a memoir of Frank J. Cannon (1859-1933). Although born into a prominent Mormon family, Cannon was a freethinker and a progressive. He recounts an insiders' view of the painful process by which the Mormon church and the state of Utah became integrated into the United States. He played an active role in this history, lobbying for statehood both in the halls of Washington D.C. and in the inner councils of the Mormon church. This work is highly critical of the Mormon hierarchy, the conformist and inward-looking aspects of Mormon society, and of polygamy. However, he also praises the social programs of the Church. This is an important source document for the history of the Mormon people and the state of Utah.

This book has 89,657 words, 141 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1911.

Production notes: This ebook of Under the Prophet in Utah was published by Global Grey in 2018 and updated on the 8th June 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Brook' by George Bellows.

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