4/27/11: The Mormon Rebellion
Before the Civil War, there was another conflict between federal troops and a territory said to be in rebellion. It was the Utah War, and though there were no battles between the army and Brigham Young's Nauvoo Legion, tensions ran high for over a year. Historians David Bigler and Will Bagley have written a new book and they join us to make the case that this was more than just a misunderstanding. They say it was an attempt by Mormon leaders to establish an independent nation in the West.
- On Wednesday, April 27, David Bigler and Will Bagley will give a reading at Benchmark Books, 3269 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City. Signing begins at 5:30 p.m. Reading begins at 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m., they'll be on hand at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City for a reading and signing.
- Both events are free and open to the public.
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