No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith - The Alcoran or the Sword Summary & Analysis

Fawn M. Brodie
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The Alcoran or the Sword Summary and Analysis

August 6, 1838 began a new era of persecution for the Mormons. On that day, they decided to attempt to vote in the Daviess County elections. The first to try to vote was met by an old settler who said, "Daviess County don't allow Mormons to vote no more than niggers" (p. 225). The Mormon man was immediately knocked down, and a fight erupted. Ms. Brodie stated that the Mormon men just happened to be standing near a pile of oak hearts, which were used to protect themselves in the fight. Troublemakers from both sides participated. Ms. Brodie insists that there was a Danite signal to attack, to which others who were part of the group as well as men who were not part of the group responded. This resulted in the Missourians fleeing, and a...

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