The Colonization of Utah: Settlement, Conflict, and Industry, 1847-1896
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"The settlement of Utah is unique in American history. It was born of a religious movement seeking refuge from the United States in the hope of creating a self-sustaining theocracy. Over four decades, during which the LDS Church abandoned polygamy and economic cooperation, that aspiration was replaced by the pursuit of statehood and gradual assimilation into the American mainstream. Recurring themes are conflict, industry, and accommodation. This six-week course will consider this transition through the settlement of Utah Valley, Juab Valley, the Iron Mission, the Cotton Mission, and the United Order at Orderville. Through the experience of these settlements, the course will examine the displacement of Utah's indigenous people (and the resulting Walker and Black Hawk Wars), the Mormon Reformation and Utah War, and economic enterprises including the commercial navigation of the Colorado River, the cotton and wine industries of southern Utah, and the creation and abandonment of communitarian communities."

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Class Sections For The Colonization of Utah: Settlement, Conflict, and Industry, 1847-1896 (OSHER 704)

Spring 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 01/17/2023

Class meets in person.

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/17/23 - 02/21/23 T 9:30 am -11:00 am UUCE 232
Tuition: $99.00      

Instructor: FRED ESPLIN

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