January 26, 2017

Special Edition Episode 38 – Brigham Young’s Utah Conquest with Historian Christopher C. Smith

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On this episode, we take an opportunity to talk with budding Mormon historian, Christopher Smith, who just landed his professorship at U of U! We talk about the current timeline and some of the broader social tensions plaguing Jo and the church in 1838. After that we move on to talk about Dr. Smith’s dissertation concerning the Mormon colonization of Utah and just how bloody it really was. Apparently Bloody Brigham was a bit apprehensive to slaughter thousands of Natives but somehow was convinced otherwise.

Chris Smith South Park video

Chris Smith with Dan Vogel on ThoughtsOnThingsAndStuff

Worlds Without End blog

Richard Bushman “…problems with dominant narrative” video

Thinker of Thoughts YouTube Channel

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​(Episode title changed on website at the request of interviewee.)