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Turning Type into Pi: The Destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor in Historical Context
|Title||Turning Type into Pi: The Destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor in Historical Context|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2023|
|Authors||Foster, Craig L.|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||19th Century American History; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Nauvoo Expositor; Nauvoo, IL|
The destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor has been portrayed as an event that stands out as a unique act where Joseph Smith and the Nauvoo City Council suppressed free speech. However, rather than being an anomaly, the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor was historically and socially reflective of society in a volatile period in American history during which time several presses were destroyed and even editors attacked and killed.
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