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Mormons and the World's Fair 1893: A Study of Religious and Cultural Agency and Transformation


Abstract My dissertation project, Mormons at the World's Fair: A Study of Religious and Cultural Agency and Transformation looks at a pivotal period of transition within the American religious and political national culture (1880-1907). Using Mormonism as an important focal point of national controversy and cultural change, this dissertation looks at the interconnections between Mormon transitions and the larger national transformations then under way in what historians call the "progressive" era. Prominent scholars have recognized the 1893 World's Fair as an important moment that helped initiate the "dawning" of religious pluralism in America. This national response to American religious diversity, however, is limited to... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Smith, Konden Rich (Author) / Moore, Moses N (Advisor) / Cady, Linell (Committee member) / Fessenden, Tracy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American history / Religious history / American studies / American kingdom of God / Anti-polygamy / Mormons / Reed Smoot / religious freedom / World's Fair
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 521 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Religious Studies 2012
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
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