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Race and the Making of the Mormon People

Max Perry Mueller


The nineteenth-century history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this book argues, illuminates the role that religion played in forming the notion of three “original” American races—red, black, and white—for Mormons and others in the early American Republic. Recovering the voices of a handful of black and Native American Mormons who resolutely wrote themselves into the Mormon archive, this book threads together historical experience and Mormon scriptural interpretations. The Book of Mormon is key to understanding how early followers reflected but also departed from antebellum ... More

Keywords: Mormons, race, Book of Mormon, Native Americans, African Americans, Scripture, American republic, racialist, universalist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469636160
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max Perry Mueller, author
University of Nebraska