"We Seldom Find Either Garden, Cow, or Pig": Encountering Environments in Urban England and the American West
The Earth Will Appear as the Garden of Eden: Essays on Mormon Environmental History
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah Press
This article is about the transatlantic exchange of Mormon missionaries from America and converts from Europe. It contrasts the conditions of the American West with urban England specifically, and includes statements by missionaries like Wilford Woodruff or Franklin D. Richards who were struck by the differences in living and working conditions. It also addresses the hardship of traveling across the Atlantic, the diseases and weather conditions experienced by American missionaries, the differences between agricultural life in the American West with the gardens and factories of England, etc.