BYU Studies, notice
In Dime Novel Mormons, editors Michael Austin and Ardis E. Parshall invite the readers to experience late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century portrayals of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members. Beginning in the 1860s, dime novels gained popularity in the United States. These novels, full of thrilling storylines and heroic characters, often included negative stereotypes of various groups of people. Among them, “Mormons” were often depicted as murderous villains who kidnapped women for polygamist marriages and operated an underground society of Danites— dangerous vigilantes out to kill “gentiles” (x–xi).
"Dime Novel Mormons,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 59:
2, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol59/iss2/22