King Benjamin And The Yeoman Farmer: New Nation Suspicions Of Surplus-Market Agriculture

The descriptions of Nephite and Jaredite agriculture found in the Book of Mormon challenged the transition to market economics that was well underway in upstate New York by 1830 and condemned Jacksonian America for its treatment of the poor. Read in the context of a changing American economy, the Book of Mormon can be seen to make a compelling call for national repentance.

Graham Stott and Van Hale