Nauvoo: Mormon City on the Mississippi River

Nauvoo: Mormon City on the Mississippi River

By:  Raymond Bial

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In 1839, persecuted Mormons fled Missouri, across the Mississippi River, seeking freedom from violence. They hoped to find a safe haven on the banks of the river in an Illinois city that they called Nauvoo, “the city beautiful.”The Mormons did not flourish for long in Nauvoo. In neighboring cities some grew resentful of the prosperity that Joseph Smith and his people were enjoying. Religious misconceptions further fueled hostility toward the Mormons. Would the oft-persecuted Mormons have to flee their city beautiful?Through poignant writing and photographs of Nauvoo today, Raymond Bial tells the story of the city that many Mormons consider to be the wellspring of their religion.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547561950

  • ISBN-10: 0547561954

  • Pages: 47

  • Price: $12.99

  • Publication Date: 10/30/2006

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

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Raymond Bial

Raymond Bial is an acclaimed photoessayist for children. Four of his books were chosen as Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies by the NCSS. He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his wife and children.
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    Among the many serene illustrations are a few period portraits and many clear, well-composed photographs depicting the serene exteriors and interiors of restored and reconstructed building in present-day Nauvoo...Spotlighting the town and early Mormon history, this well written account also sheds on nineteenth-century American religious intorlerance.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547561950

  • ISBN-10: 0547561954

  • Pages: 47

  • Price: $12.99

  • Publication Date: 10/30/2006

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

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