Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse


"Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!": The Mountain Meadows Massacre in
Public Discourse is an electronic archive of newspaper accounts,
reports from the government investigation, early Massacre histories in
works of Western Americana, and Apostate and Anti-Mormon publications.
Works of fiction, drama, and film also will be included. The focus of
the archive is on the public portrayals the event and its aftermath,
rather than the details of the massacre.

Within the collection, digital tools have created visualizations of
textual elements that may suggest their significance. A timeline
illustrates the spread of news about the Mountain Meadows Massacre and
its aftermath. Browsing and search functions make the archive
accessible from multiple points.

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