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April 2, 2010
An anthology of essays about the Mormon-Missouri conflict during the 1830s and edited by Dr. Thomas Spencer , associate professor of history and director of the honors program, has been published. The volume, titled "The Missouri Mormon Experience," was published by the University of Missouri Press and contains essays by 11 scholars from several universities.
Spencer also wrote two essays for the volume, including the introduction, "Persecution in the Most Odious Sense of the Word," and "Was This Really Missouri Civilization?: The Haun's Mill Massacre in Missouri and Mormon History."
Spencer's prior works, also published by the University of Missouri Press, include another anthology, "The Other Missouri History: Populists, Prostitutes and Regular Folk" (2005), and "The St. Louis Veiled Prophet Celebration: Power on Parade, 1877-1995" (2000).
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