S. Spencer Wells

S. SPENCER WELLS {[email protected]} is a part-time lecturer of interdisciplinary studies and history at Southern Utah University. He is the author of academic articles on religious minorities and interactions between church and state in early America. He is currently working on a monograph examining the evolution of Mormon dissent in twentieth-century America.

Politicking with the Saints: On Reading Benjamin Park’s Kingdom of Nauvoo Benjamin E. Park, Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

Articles/Essays – Volume 54, No. 1

In an era awash in a sea of reboots and re-examinations, one may be forgiven for initially wondering why yet another treatment of Mormon Nauvoo is strictly necessary. The city, after all, has received its…

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