Book Discussion on American Crucifixion

Alex Beam talked about his book, American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church, in which he recalls… read more

Alex Beam talked about his book, American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church, in which he recalls the assassination of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith in a jail in Carthage, Illinois, on June 27, 1844. In his book, the author reports on the lead-up to Smith’s death, from his arrival in Illinois following prior stops in Ohio and Missouri to the strained relationship between the Mormon population and their neighboring denizens. Mr. Beam also examines the criticism Joseph Smith faced from within the Church over polygamy, a debate that continued following his death. Alex Beam spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close

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Book Discussion on American Crucifixion

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 18, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 23, 2014

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  • May 18, 2014 | 10:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 24, 2014 | 8:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 2014 | 5:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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