'All Things Unto me are Spiritual' : Contrasting Religious and Temporal Leadership Styles in Heber City, Utah
Christy, Howard A.,Embry, Jessie L.
Community Development in the American West : Past and Present Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Frontiers
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University
'Embry . . . looks at some of the differences between the effects of the LDS Church on Mormon communities in the nineteenth and twentieth century. . . . She finds support for the traditional view that the Church played a dominant role in the activities of Mormon towns in the nineteenth century that lessened in the twentieth century. However, individual church leaders were sometimes ahead or behind in this trend, thus creating tensions. Using the examples of two stake presidents in the Wasatch Stake, she shows how Abram Hatch's laisses-faire policy in the nineteenth century and William Smart's belief in the early twentieth century that the Chruch should control business and education led to conflicts with the LDS General Authorites and the residents of Heber City.' (editor's introduction.)