Show Me Missouri Speakers Bureau Lecture: Stephen Sharp Davis

Aug
01
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where

The Field House Museum
634 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

Where

The Field House Museum
634 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

“Mormonising” Political and Religious Dissent in Nineteenth-Century Missouri

Explaining the example of how Missouri officials dealt with the “Mormon Problem” in the 1830s, attorney Stephen Davis will demonstrate how the same and other officials later dealt with slavery and abolitionists. As Senator David Rice Atchison (former lawyer to the Mormons) said to Jefferson Davis, “We will be compelled to shoot, burn & hang, but the thing will soon be over. We intend to ‘Mormonise’ the Abolitionists.” This action in western Missouri and Bleeding Kansas would ignite the Civil War.

Host Organizations

The Field House Museum
St. Louis, MO

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Event Contact Information

Nikole Meyer
(314) 421-4689
specialcollectionscurator@fieldhousemuseum.org