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A believing people; literature of the Latter-Day Saints (1974)

by Richard H. Cracroft, Neal E. Lambert (Editor)

Other authors: Nephi Anderson (Contributor), Leonard J. Arrington (Contributor), Leonard J. Arrington (Foreword), Thomas Asplund (Contributor), Florence A. Merriam Bailey (Contributor)77 more, Joseph Smith Black (Contributor), Juanita Brooks (Contributor), Parley A. Christensen (Contributor), R.A. Christmas (Contributor), Dennis Marden Clark (Contributor), Marden J. Clark (Contributor), Ellen Spencer Clawson (Contributor), William Clayton (Contributor), Christie Lund Coles (Contributor), Ina Coolbrith (Contributor), R. Paul Cracroft (Contributor), Vesta Pierce Crawford (Contributor), Augusta Joyce Crocheron (Contributor), Harrison Davis (Contributor), Ann Doty (Contributor), Dennis Drake (Contributor), Vardis Fisher (Contributor), Edward Geary (Contributor), Max Golightly (Contributor), Nolyn Hardy (Contributor), John Sterling Harris (Contributor), Edward L. Hart (Contributor), Ursulia B. Hascall (Contributor), Lael W. Hill (Contributor), Gordon B. Hinckley (Contributor), John Jaques (Contributor), Joel H. Johnson (Contributor), Clifton Holt Jolley (Contributor), Daniel W. Jones (Contributor), Helen Walker Jones (Contributor), Thomas L. Kane (Contributor), Martin L. Kelly (Contributor), S. A. Kenner (Contributor), J. Golden Kimball (Contributor), Arthur Henry King (Contributor), Eileen G. Kump (Contributor), Clinton F. Larson (Contributor), John Lyon (Contributor), Truman G. Madsen (Contributor), Karl G. Maeser (Contributor), Donald R. Marshall (Contributor), Priddy Meeks (Contributor), Marilyn McMeen Miller (Contributor), William Mulder (Contributor), Hugh Nibley (Contributor), Veneta L. Nielsen (Contributor), Mary Goble Pay (Contributor), Carol Lynn Pearson (Contributor), Charles W. Penrose (Contributor), William W. Phelps (Contributor), Irene Hascall Pomeroy (Contributor), Orson Pratt (Contributor), Parley P. Pratt (Contributor), Naomi W. Randall (Contributor), B. H. Roberts (Contributor), Linda Sillitoe (Contributor), Joseph Smith, Jr. (Contributor), Lucy Mack Smith (Contributor), Richard Smyth (Contributor), Eliza R. Snow (Contributor), Virginia Sorensen (Contributor), Charis Southwell (Contributor), Josephine Spencer (Contributor), Hosea Stout (Contributor), May Swenson (Contributor), James E. Talmage (Contributor), John Taylor (Contributor), Douglas H. Thayer (Contributor), Emma Lou Thayne (Contributor), Robert K. Thomas (Contributor), Joseph L. Townsend (Contributor), Cyrus H. Wheelock (Contributor), Maurine Whipple (Contributor), Orson F. Whitney (Contributor), David L. Wright (Contributor), Brigham Young (Contributor), S. Dilworth Young (Contributor)

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Richard H. Cracroftprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lambert, Neal E.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, NephiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arrington, Leonard J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arrington, Leonard J.Forewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Asplund, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bailey, Florence A. MerriamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Black, Joseph SmithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brooks, JuanitaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christensen, Parley A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christmas, R.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, Dennis MardenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, Marden J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clawson, Ellen SpencerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clayton, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coles, Christie LundContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coolbrith, InaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cracroft, R. PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crawford, Vesta PierceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crocheron, Augusta JoyceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, HarrisonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doty, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Drake, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fisher, VardisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Geary, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Golightly, MaxContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hardy, NolynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, John SterlingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hart, Edward L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hascall, Ursulia B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hill, Lael W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hinckley, Gordon B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jaques, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Joel H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jolley, Clifton HoltContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Daniel W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Helen WalkerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kane, Thomas L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, Martin L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kenner, S. A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kimball, J. GoldenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, Arthur HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kump, Eileen G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Larson, Clinton F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lyon, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Madsen, Truman G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maeser, Karl G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marshall, Donald R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meeks, PriddyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, Marilyn McMeenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mulder, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nibley, HughContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, Veneta L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pay, Mary GobleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearson, Carol LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Penrose, Charles W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phelps, William W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pomeroy, Irene HascallContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pratt, OrsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pratt, Parley P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Randall, Naomi W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, B. H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sillitoe, LindaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Joseph, Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Lucy MackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smyth, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snow, Eliza R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sorensen, VirginiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Southwell, CharisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spencer, JosephineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stout, HoseaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swenson, MayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Talmage, James E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thayer, Douglas H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thayne, Emma LouContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomas, Robert K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Townsend, Joseph L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wheelock, Cyrus H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whipple, MaurineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whitney, Orson F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wright, David L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, BrighamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, S. DilworthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Foreword / Leonard J. Arrington

Introduction

1. History
Young Joseph's Illness / Lucy Mack Smith
Joseph Smith Tells His Own Story / Joseph Smith, Jr.
The Missouri Persecutions / B.H. Roberts
The Mormons / Thomas L. Kane
The First Year in the Valley / Leonard J. Arrington
The Death and Burial of Jesus Christ / James E. Talmage

2. Biography and Autobiography
from The Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt / Parley P. Pratt
The Martyrdom / John Taylor
Some Early Mormon "Fast-Days" / Daniel W. Jones
Indian Episode of Early Days / S.A. Kenner
Grandma / Florence A. Merriam Bailey
How I Became a "Mormon" / Karl G. Maeser
Home Reminiscences of Uncle Will Brooks / Juanita Brooks

3. Letters
To Emma Smith / Joseph Smith
To Emma Smith / Joseph Smith
To W.W. Phelps / Joseph Smith
To the Brethren Returning from Missions / Brigham Young
Brigham Young's Last WIll and Testament / Brigham Young
The Hascall-Pomeroy Correspondence / Ursulia B. Hascall and Irene Hascall Pomeroy
To Ellen Pratt McGary / Ellen Spencer Clawson

4. Journals and Diaries
Crossing the Plains / Hosea Stout
Arriving in Zion / William Clayton
Death Strikes the Handcart Company / Mary Goble Pay
Historical Chips / Priddy Meeks
Cohabitation: The Day of the U.S. Marshal / Joseph Smith Black

5. Discourses
The King Follett Discourse / Joseph Smith
Conference Remarks on Science and Religion / Brigham Young
Discourse on the Plan of Salvation / Orson Pratt
What Is a "Good Man"? / J. Golden Kimball
Protest Against the Science-thought of "A Dying Universe" and No Immortality for Man: The Mission of the Church of the New Dispensation / B.H. Roberts
The True Strength of the Church / Gordon B. Hinckley

6. The Essay
Home Literature / Orson F. Whitney
Mormonism and Literature / William Mulder
Mormonism: An Eternal Quest / Parley A. Christensen
A Literary Critic Looks at the Book of Mormon / Robert K. Thomas
Educating the Saints: A Brigham Young Mosaic / Hugh Nibley
Human Anguish and Divine Love / Truman G. Madsen
Goodbye to Poplarhaven / Edward Geary

7. Poetry
Nineteenth-Century Poetry
Once I Lived in Cottonwood
The Handcart Song
A Marriage Proposal
Gently Raise the Sacred Strain / William W. Phelps
Now Let Us Rejoice / William W. Phelps
Hosanna Anthem / William W. Phelps
Praise to the Man / William W. Phelps
From W.W. Phelps to Joseph Smith, the Prophet / William W. Phelps
The Vision: From Joseph Smith to W.W. Phelps, Esq. / Joseph Smith
The Apostate: A Fragment / John Lyon
Family Prayer / John Lyon
High on the Mountain Top / Joel H. Johnson
How Great the Wisdom and the Love / Eliza R. Snow
Invocation, of the Eternal Father and Mother / Eliza R. Snow
Be Not Discouraged / Eliza R. Snow
My First View of a Western Prairie / Eliza R. Snow
Mental Gas / Eliza R. Snow
Come, O Thou King of Kings / Parley P. Pratt
The Morning Breaks; the Shadows Flee / Parley P. Pratt
An Angel from on High / Parley P. Pratt
Evening Prayer / Parley P. Pratt
Ye Elders of Israel / Cyrus H. Wheelock
Come, Come, Ye Saints / William Clayton
Oh Say, What Is Truth? / John Jaques
Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion / Charles W. Penrose
Israel, Israel, God is Calling / Richard Smyth
Millennium / Ina Coolbrith
Thoughts Within / Augusta Joyce Crocheron
Parting / Augusta Joyce Crocheron
Estranged / Augusta Joyce Crocheron
To Nephi, Seer of Olden Time / Joseph L. Townsend
Hope of Israel / Joseph L. Townsend
The Wintry Day, Desending to Its Close / Orson F. Whitney
Ararat / Orson F. Whitney
from Elect of Elohim, in Elias, An Epic of the Ages / Orson F. Whitney
The Long Steel Road / Josephine Spencer
Twentieth-Century Poetry
The Brothers: June 24, 1844 / S. Dilworth Young
The Fable of the Rose / Vesta Pierce Crawford
Modern Christmas / Christie Lund Coles
My Father Tamed Wild Horses / Veneta L. Nielsen
On This Gray and Silver Day / Arthur Henry King
Hot Weather in Tucson / Arthur Henry King
To Utah / Edward L. Hart
The Gentle Way: (To President David O. McKay) / Edward L. Hart
Lines on a Line / Marden J. Clark
The Pagans / Lael W. Hill
The Centaur / May Swenson
Any Object / May Swenson
A Letter from Israel Whiton, 1851 / Clinton F. Larson
Advent / Clinton F. Larson
The Witness / Clinton F. Larson
Granddaughter / Clinton F. Larson
Widow Spring / Max Golightly
The Martydom / R. Paul Cracroft
Pruning the Sage / Emma Lou Thayne
Heretic / Emma Lou Thayne
First Loss / Emma Lou Thayne
Sunday School Picture / Emma Lou Thayne
The Assassination of Emma Gray / John Sterling Harris
Hay Derrick / John Sterling Harris
A Gathering of Saints / David L. Wright
The Heart of My Father / Thomas Asplund
From the Land of Song / Harrison Davis
Today's Dignitary / Nolyn Hardy
News Express / Marilyn McMeen Miller
At Mountain Meadows: for Juanita Brooks / R.A. Christmas
To the Mormon Now Blessed with Roses Instead of Tar and Feathers / Carol Lynn Pearson
Guilt / Carol Lynn Pearson
Ritual / Carol Lynn Pearson
To an Atheist / Carol Lynn Pearson
Reformation / Charis Southwell
Waking / Charis Southwell
Heritage / Clifton Holt Jolley
To Jacob Hamblin (1819-1886) / Dennis Drake
Statement before the World Expands / Dennis Marden Clark
Meadow / Dennis Marden Clark
A Name and a Blessing / Dennis Marden Clark
Cornerstone (Tracting in New Mexico) / Helen Walker Jones
Trip toward Prayer / Linda Sillitoe
Sterling and Jenny / Ann Doty
Give, Said the Little Stream / Anonymous
I Am a Child of God / Naomi W. Randall

8. Fiction
A Dialogue Between Joseph Smith and the Devil / Parley P. Pratt
A Trial of Hearts / Josephine Spencer
Lester Amsden's Love / Nephi Anderson
The Darling Lady / Virginia Sorensen
The Willows / Eileen G. Kump
Under the Cottonwoods / Douglas H. Thayer
The Week-End / Donald R. Marshall

9. The Novel
from Marcus King, Mormon / Nephi Anderson
from Children of God / Vardis Fisher
from The Giant Joshua / Maurine Whipple

10. Drama
The Mantle of the Prophet / Clinton F. Larson
And They Shall Be Gathered / Martin L. Kelly
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