James Jesse Strang: The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon by Don Faber

By Don Faber

Few lives event a meteoric upward thrust and fall like that of James Jesse Strang’s. An unsuccessful legal professional from upstate ny, he switched over to Mormonism in 1844 and fast entered the interior circle of the arguable new faith’s founder, Joseph Smith Jr. Upon Smith’s assassination, Strang sought to be named his successor as chief of the Mormons. as an alternative, Strang was once excommunicated in 1850, although now not prior to accumulating a bunch of fans, who settled with him on distant Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan and ordained Strang king of the small enclave. King Strang elicited either ire and obdurate admiration from an ever-growing checklist of competitors, his activities heavily monitored by way of President Millard Fillmore himself. In 1866, Strang used to be assassinated, probably with the help of federal authorities.

This fascinating new biography by means of Don Faber recounts the interesting tale of Strang’s direction from impoverished manhattan farm boy to at least one of the main colourful and contentious personalities in Michigan background. keeping off the nonsense, incorrect information, and twisted evidence so commonplace concerning the guy, readers meet the ancient Strang stripped of delusion, demonization, and well known fancy—a actual star of the mid-nineteenth century who either formed and was once formed by way of the colourful instances during which he lived. This e-book will entice readers drawn to the background of Michigan, the 19th century, and the second one nice Awakening.


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