The Civil War And The Utah Question
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 860 , Segment 1
Episode: The Civil War and Utah, Slave Narratives and "Barracoon"
- Jul 20, 2018 11:00 pm
- 50:20 mins
Guest: Ken Alford, PhD, Professor of Church History, Brigham Young University Utah’s very existence was a serious part of the political debate in the years leading up to the Civil War. Had you be reading national newspapers as South Carolina was preparing to secede from the union, you’d also see references to “Utah” popping up in those stories. And in turn, Utahns were deeply affected by the conflict and did not sit out the war.