In This Issue: Returning to Nauvoo
Mormon history, Joseph Smith, Early Church History
During the past few decades, there has been an ever-increasing interest in early Mormon history, particularly the period of history associated with Joseph Smith and the exodus of the Saints under Brigham Young to the Intermountain West. This growing interest in the early Mormon past has extended to a wide range of scholars, writers, and interested observers, but it has also been evident among the general Church membership of the Latter-day Saints and other Restoration groups. Given this, a statement made by Joseph Smith in 1842 seems significant: “Generations yet unborn will dwell with peculiar delight upon the scenes we have passed through, the privations that we have endured; the untiring zeal that we have manifested; the all but insurmountable difficulties that we have overcome in laying the foundation of a work that brought about the glory and blessing which they now realize.”1
Original Publication Citation
“Returning to Nauvoo,” The Nauvoo Journal 11, no. 2 (Fall 1999): 1–3.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Baugh, Alexander L., "In This Issue: Returning to Nauvoo" (1999). Faculty Publications. 3718.
Mormon Historical Studies
Church History and Doctrine