Joseph Smith, William Miller, Ellen G. White, And Mary Baker Eddy: Four American Prophets’ Perspectives On Slavery, Race, And Ethnicity

This presentation compares and contrasts Joseph Smith’s views and practices on the issues of slavery, race, and ethnicity with those of others, who, like Smith, were founders/prophetic leaders of major indigenous American religious denominations. Why did Smith’s views diverge from those of these other New England-born leaders, whose views were generally abolitionist and comparatively more progressive?

Newell Bringhurst, Stirling Adams