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This study, based almost entirely on Mormon diaries and other primary documents, suggests in the first place, that Mormonism while displaying a kind of cultural separatism on one level, was, at another level, in close harmony with American notions of economic and political expansionism. The study of the character of the colonists' thought and culture, provides explanation for the difficulties imposed on Mexico Mormons during and after the 1910 Revolution. Finally, this dissertation seeks to chronicle a frontier venture. For the Mormon undertaking in northern Mexico constitutes one of the last chapters in the story of America's nineteenth century pioneers.
Hardy, B Carmon, "The Mormon Colonies of Northern Mexico: A History, 1885-1912" (1963). Wayne State University Dissertations. 820.