Arrington, Leonard J.. Early Mormon communitarianism

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

Title: Early Mormon communitarianism

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Mormonism and American culture, edited by Marvin S. Hill and James B. Allen

Published By: Original publisher Mormonism and American culture, edited by Marvin S. Hill and James B. Allen New York: Harper and Row, Publishers. 1972. 37-58 p.

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 Comparative evidence (171); History (175); Cultural goals (185); Property system (421); Real property (423); Cooperative organization (474); Revelation and divination (787); Congregations (794);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work discusses attempts by the first Mormons to build a religious community based on the leveling and communitarian principles of consecration and stewardship, as originally revealed to Joseph Smith. All property was deeded to the Church in exchange for a grant based on the needs of each family. Such property became consecrated, deemed God's possessions, including surplus that was redistributed according to need. The author reveals the difficulties in implementing the policy, and reasons for its eventual abandonment in 1838 when the community was forced to move for a third time, to Illinois. For references cited see Hill and Allen (1972 “Selected bibliography”).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 86

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. nt24-086

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 95

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 Historians, Indigenes-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Marlene Martin; Martin Malone; 1978. Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1831-1841

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mormons


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