Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom
Oxford University Press
In this issue’s author interview, McBride and I dive into Smith’s bid for the presidency. In doing so, we discuss how Smith endured tough lessons in the hollowness of states’ rights philosophy, which inspired his decision to run for president. Our discussion touches on Smith’s platform and his campaign’s infrastructure, and how the two related to his role as prophet in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
McBride, Spencer Welles
"Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss1/4