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Product Code: XB153
Title: From Mission to Madness: Last Son of the Mormon Prophet
Author: Valeen Tippetts Avery
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Price: $30.00
Date: 1998
Pages: 360
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Description

A biography of David Hyrum Smith, who was a poet, painter, singer, philosopher, naturalist, and missionary for the RLDS Church, which reveals his tragic life that ended in an insane asylum.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mormonism Established, 1830-44

  1. Exodus and Aftermath: The Smith's in Nauvoo, 1844-50
  2. Childhood in a River Town, 1850-63
  3. Becoming a Josephite, 1863-65
  4. Preacher on the Prairies, 1866-68
  5. the "Son of Promise" in Utah, 1869
  6. David and Clara, 1869-1871
  7. The Wanderer, Outward Bound, 1871-72
  8. The Sins of the Father, 1872
  9. Seances in Zion, 1872
  10. The Feeble Light of Reason, 1872-73
  11. "So Sore a Broken Joint on Which to Lean," 1873-77
  12. David and Charely, 1872-77
  13. The Asylum for the Insane, 1877-80
  14. The Sweet Singer in Decline, 1880-1904

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