Book

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

University of Nebraska PressLincoln • Published In 1966 • Pages:

By: Arrington, Leonard J..

Abstract
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.
Subjects
External migration
Tillage
Mining and quarrying
Cooperative organization
Railways
Provinces
Chief executive
External relations
Religious denominations
culture
Mormons
HRAF PubDate
2018
Region
North America
Sub Region
Southwest and Basin
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Economic Historian, Indigene-4
Analyst
Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1978
Coverage Date
1847-1900
Coverage Place
Utah, United States
Notes
Leonard J. Arrington
Includes bibliographical references
LCSH
Mormons