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Our Sorrows They've Seen: The Tennessee Mormon Massacre

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dc.contributor.advisor Rowe, David en_US Linam, Alisha M. en_US 2014-06-02T18:44:40Z 2014-06-02T18:44:40Z 2013-03-28 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Tennessee Mormon Massacre, or the Cane Creek Massacre, occurred on August 10, 1884, in Lewis County, Tennessee. A masked mob attacked the James Conder farm during a Sunday worship service and murdered four members of the Church of en_US
dc.description.abstract Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including two missionaries. The leader of the mob died in the violence as well. Several historians have explored the events of the massacre and have connected it to the national anti-polygamy movement of the 1880s. However, no en_US
dc.description.abstract one has approached it from the local level. This thesis introduces the Lewis County Circuit Court records to the literature and reexamines the sources that other scholars of the massacre have used. It reveals several points of local tension that were present before the Mormons arrived and demonstrates community relationships that have previously been left unexplored. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Church of Jesus Christ of Latte en_US
dc.subject Massacre en_US
dc.subject Mormon en_US
dc.subject Southern en_US
dc.subject Tennessee en_US
dc.subject Violence en_US
dc.title Our Sorrows They've Seen: The Tennessee Mormon Massacre en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Holloway, Pippa en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi American history en_US M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US

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