Arrington, Leonard J.. Great Basin kingdom: an economic history of the Latter-day Saints 1830-1900

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Chapter I: Early Economic Experiences Of The Latter-day Saints

Place Of Economics In Mormon Theology

Early Mormon Economic Experiences

Early Mormon Economic Ideals: A Summary

The Kingdom Of God

Role Of The Church In Economic Development

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Chapter Ii: A New World

Choosing A Location For Settlement

Exploring The Great Basin

The First Year In The Valley

Economic Regulation During The Second Year

Significance Of The Initial Mormon Encounter With The Great Basin

Chapter Iii: The Harvest Of ′49

The Mormons And The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush And Church Finance

Mormon Colonization In The Wake Of The Gold Rush

The Colonizing Process

Chapter Iv: Organization For Growth And Development

The Organization Of Immigration

The Organization Of Public Works

Programs Of Industrial Development

Character Of Mormon Enterprise

Chapter V: Ways And Means

The Organization Of Tithing

Consecration Movement Of The 1850's

Agricultural Disasters Of 1855–1856

The Handcart Companies

Role Of The Trustee-in-trust

Chapter Vi: Mobilization, 1856–1858

The Brigham Young Express And Carrying Company

Threatening Clouds

The Utah War

The “invasion” Of Utah

The Move South

Financing The Move South

The Return

Chapter Vii: A Decade Of Planning For Self-sufficiency And Growth

Windfalls Of Occupation

Trade With Mining Communities

Devices Of Self-sufficiency: The Church Trains

Church Public Works


The Agricultural Program

The Deseret Telegraph

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Chapter Viii: Year Of Decision: 1869

Mormon Support Of The Transcontinental Railroad

The End Of Isolation

The Mormon Response: The School Of The Prophets

The Women's Relief Society

Effectiveness Of Mormon “protectionism”

Chapter Ix: Mormon Railroads

Mormon Experience With The Transcontinental Railroad

Securing Payment On The Contracts

The Utah Central Railroad

The Summit County Railroad

The Utah Southern Railroad

The Utah Northern Railroad

The Salt Lake City Streetcar And Gas Systems


Chapter X: The Cooperative Movement

Development Of Cooperative Merchandising

The Founding Of Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution

The Establishment Of Local Retail Cooperatives

Expansion Of Z.c.m.i. And Local Cooperatives

Church Assistance To Z.c.m.i.

Decline Of Local Cooperatives

Other Manifestations Of Cooperation

Appraisal Of The Cooperative Movement

Chapter Xi: The United Order Of Enoch

The Brigham City Cooperative

The United Order Movement

Types Of United Orders

Achievements Of The United Order

Zion's Central Board Of Trade

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Chapter Xii: The Raid

The Growth Of “anti-mormon” Legislation

The Edmunds-tucker Act

Surrender Of Church Property

The Church Suit

Effects Of The Supreme Court Decision

Chapter Xiii: Aftermath

Changes In Concepts And Practices

Case Studies Of Church Promotion In The 1890's

The Church Debt

Sale Of Church Business Assets

Mormon Policies At The End Of The Century

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Great Basin kingdom: an economic history of the Latter-day Saints 1830-1900

Published By: Original publisher Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 1966. 20, 534 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Leonard J. Arrington

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2018. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mormons (NT24)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); Tillage (241); Mining and quarrying (316); Cooperative organization (474); Railways (496); Provinces (635); Chief executive (643); External relations (648); Religious denominations (795);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document TThis history of Mormon economic policies and institutions as they developed and changed from 1830 to1900 focuses on the Church as a central planning agency in the development of the Great Basin region. Among the topics covered are: Church immigration policies; colonization; the role of the Church in developing manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation; Mormon communitarianism; and the economic interrelationships between Mormons and non-Mormons. The author argues that Church policies developed out of the nineteenth century communitarian movement and were particularly well-suited to the development of the Great Basin region. The unique characteristics of the Mormon economy essentially ended at the close of the nineteenth century as the Mormons were absorbed into the United States capitalist system.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nt24-017

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Economic Historian, Indigene-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1978

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1847-1900

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Utah, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mormons


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