Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith

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Authors:Dallin H Oaks, Marvin S Hill

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

May 1, 1979 – 272 pages

Carthage Conspiracy deals with the general problem of Mormon/non-Mormon conflict, as well as with the dramatic story of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum, and their alleged assassins. It places the infamous event at the Carthage jail (1846) and the subsequent murder-conspiracy trial in the context of Mormon and American legal history, and deals with the question of achieving justice when crimes are politically motivated and popularly supported.

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