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American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part I


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American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special
Mormons, The, Part I
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The Mormons begins with the turbulent early history of the Mormon faith, from Joseph Smith's astonishing visions and the creation of The Book of Mormon through the Mormons' contentious and sometimes violent confrontations with their neighbors and the founding and ultimate abandonment of three major religious communities in Ohio, Missouri and Illinois. The cycle of violence climaxed in 1844 in Nauvoo, Ill., when Smith was killed by an angry mob. Following Smith's death, Brigham Young led the faithful across the continent to the Great Salt Lake in what would become modern-day Utah, now the seat of the Mormon Church.



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Chicago: “American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part I,” 05/01/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1A63612C2F694806A2AF67782A66E337.
MLA: “American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part I.” 05/01/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1A63612C2F694806A2AF67782A66E337>.
APA: American Experience/ FRONTLINE Special; Mormons, The, Part I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1A63612C2F694806A2AF67782A66E337
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