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The Triumph of Nationalism/The House Dividing
Topic: Culture of the Common ManTopic: Cult of DomesticityTopic: ReligionTopic: ExpansionTopic: America in 1850
Topic: Religion
Overview of Triumph of Nationalism
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Text 1. Bryant/Freneau
Text 2. John Mayfield
Text 3. Alexis de Tocqueville
Text 4. Frederick Douglass
Text 5. George Fitzhugh
Text 6. Charles Colcock Jones
Text 7. Henry David Thoreau
Text 8. Mormons
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8.  Documents relating to the
Mormon migration
- Extermination order of the
   Missouri governor, 1838
- Verse in letter of
   Martha Haven, 1846
- Brigham Young et al.,
   Second Great Epistle, 1849

Salt Lake City, 1869
Salt Lake City, 1869
Extermination Order:


Second Great Epistle:


Donald R. Shaffer, Dept. of History, University of Northern Colorado

Verse and Second Great Epistle: National Humanities Center


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