Publisher description for 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Nauvoo (Ill.) -- Church history -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.