Printing in Deseret: Mormons, Economy, Politics & Utah's Incunabula, 1849-1851; A History and Descriptive Bibliography

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Utah's first printing press arrived in Salt Lake Valley in 1849, barely two years after the first settlers. Purchased by printer W.W. Phelps at the behest of Mormon leaders, the press was initially the church's private venture, a social tool used to re-establish print communication -- and thus foster cohesiveness -- among the reassembling church membership after the Mormons' hasty flight from Nauvoo, Illinois. It also became a tool to project political interests onto the national stage. The first document produced was a ...

Printing in Deseret: Mormons, Economy, Politics & Utah's Incunabula, 1849-1851; A History and Descriptive Bibliography 2005, University of Utah Press

ISBN-13: 9780874806632

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