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American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Thomas W. Simpson


In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage to the nation's elite universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, Chicago, and Stanford. Thomas W. Simpson chronicles the academic migration of hundreds of LDS students from the 1860s through the late 1930s, when church authority J. Reuben Clark Jr., himself a product of the Columbia University Law School, gave a reactionary speech about young Mormons' search for intellectual cultivation. Clark's leadership helped to set conservative parameters that in ... More

Keywords: Mormonism, Mormon History, Religion, Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Women's History, Religious Authority, Religion and Education, Religion and Gender, Religion and Science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628639
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas W. Simpson, author