Gathering Georgians to Zion

Mary Ella Engel

in Reconstructing Appalachia

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125817
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135533 | DOI:
Gathering Georgians to Zion

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John Hamilton Morgan was one of the men who was called to serve in the Southern State Mission, who travelled to Georgia in 1867 and carved a productive field of labor among the ridges and valleys of northwest Georgia. Under the influence of John Morgan, hundreds of new Saints left Georgia for a better life in the new Mormon Zion—an experience that transcends regional boundaries and places nineteenth-century Appalachian Georgians within the broader national movements to the West.

Keywords: Georgia; terrain; Mormon; postwar; anxieties

Chapter.  10364 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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