On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois, hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. In addition to starting his own religion and creating the Book of Mormon, Smith had worked a... Full description
" : King Joseph ; Zion, Illinois ; Everybody hates the Mormons ; Polygamy and its discontents
Pt. 2. "Oh! Illinois! thy soil has drank the blood / Of prophets martyr'd for the truth of God" : "The perversion of sacred things" ; "Crucify him! Crucify him!" ; Enter Pontius Pilate ; Surrender ; "The people are not that cruel" ; Joseph's homecoming ; Trial by jury
Pt. 3. "Let us go to the far western shore / Where the blood-thirsty 'christians' will hunt us no more" : Aftermath ; This world and the next.