Prophets in America circa 1830 : Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nat Turner, Joseph Smith
Givens, Terryl L.,Neilson, Reid L.
Joseph Smith Jr. : Reappraisals after Two Centuries
Oxford University Press
This essay surveys forms of prophetism in America in the 1830s, and the various consequences they gave rise to. Broadhead uses the experiences of Joseph Smith and Nat Turner. Also discussed is the Mormon Church that gathered in and helped produce a distinctive social community.