“Blood’s Latitudes” for the 24th of July

July 24, 2006

Every Latter-day Saint with Scandinavian heritage (there are many of us) should read William Mulder’s Homeward to Zion: The Mormon Migration from Scandinavia (University of Minnesota Press: 1985; reprint Brigham Young University Press: 2000).  It is a well-researched and fascinating account of the story of tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints who found the Gospel in their native Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway and then emigrated here more or less en masse throughout the second half of the nineteenth century.

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