Book cover of Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier by Benjamin Parkby Benjamin Park
@BenjaminEPark

Best Book Award • Mormon History Association

A brilliant young historian excavates the brief life of a lost Mormon city, uncovering a “grand, underappreciated saga in American history” (
Wall Street Journal).

In Kingdom of Nauvoo, Benjamin E. Park draws on newly available sources to re-create the founding and destruction of the Mormon city of Nauvoo. On the banks of the Mississippi in Illinois, the early Mormons built a religious utopia, establishing their own army and writing their own constitution.

Interview with the Author

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Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier (Benjamin Park)
11/1/21            49 min


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096 The Mormon Kingdom of Nauvoo with Benjamin E. Park
2/28/20           61 min


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Benjamin E. Park, “Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier” (Norton, 2020)
4/2/20           30 min


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