Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1922. First Edition. 101pp. Octavo [25 cm] Brown cloth with the title printed on the spine. Near fine. Item #1020
Academic work on Mormon group life and culture, which would be revisited decades later by Arrington's Great Basin Kingdom.
"To explain the Mormon community life in terms of its whole life process, its conflicts, its struggles, its crises, is the problem of this thesis. Although there were notions advocated by Joseph Smith which were antecedent to the conflict and which really occasioned it yet these were not important in themselves. Had it not been for the conflict which forced them upon the attention, they would perhaps not have survived. It is group conflict and struggles which have created and maintained the basic Mormon sentiments." - pg.9 Flake/Draper 3180.