John Turner, assistant professor of religious studies at George Mason University, talked about his book, Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet, in which he recounts the life of Mormon leader Brigham Young (1801-1877). He talked about the role that Brigham Young assumed following the death of Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, as Young led congregants of the church across the Rocky Mountains and established settlements in Utah. John Turner speaks on a panel that included Jeff Johnson, and Craig Foster at the Salt Lake City Public Library. close
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Craig Foster Author
Jeff Johnson State Archivist (Former) Utah
Floyd O'Neil Director Emeritus University of Utah->American West Center
John Turner Assistant Professor George Mason University->Religious Studies
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