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Summer Book Discussion, "Kingdom of Nauvoo" with Benjamin Park
Join us in this "one night only" event to discuss Benjamin Park's book, "Kingdom of Nauvoo." The "Kingdom of Nauvoo" tells the story of Nauvoo’s rise and fall between 1839 and 1846. It draws from a broad collection of primary sources, most of them overlooked and some of them used for the first time, to narrate a moment of political and cultural crisis on the frontier. In doing so, this book offers a case study of the perils of democracy in antebellum America. How should a nation govern those religions that fall outside the boundaries of acceptability? What happens when a religious group transgresses the line between church and state? How can marginal groups react when the voice of the many infringes upon the rights of the few? These were important questions for a nation still exploring the potential pitfalls of democratic rule. Benjamin Park will discuss this and more on June 17.

Jun 17, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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