Join us for a "one night only" event to discuss Spencer McBride's new book, "Joseph Smith for President" from the University of Oxford Press. Book release date: May 11, 2021.
Joseph Smith's 1844 presidential campaign is often presented as a surprising historical factoid. And even those who are aware of Smith's entry into American politics are unsure of what motivated Smith and how seriously he took the campaign. Spencer McBride will explain why Joseph Smith ran for president, what made his campaign unique in the history of United States presidential politics, and what his campaign reveals about the political obstacles to universal religious freedom in nineteenth-century America--and today.