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Contingent CitizensShifting Perceptions of Latter-day Saints in American Political Culture$
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Spencer W. McBride, Brent M. Rogers, and Keith A. Erekson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501716737

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501716737.001.0001

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A Snake in the Sugar

A Snake in the Sugar

Magazines, the Hardwick Committee, and the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, 1910–1911

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(p.146) Chapter 9 A Snake in the Sugar
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Contingent Citizens
Author(s):
Matthew C. Godfrey
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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501716737.003.0010

This chapter talks about the remarkable partnership and political alliance between the Mormon Church and the Sugar Trust that was intended for the domination of the beet sugar business of America. It mentions Judson Welliver, an essayist for Hampton's Magazine, who wrote the most startling revelation of the power of Mormonism and of the business intrigue and political inside workings of the Sugar Trust. The chapter looks into Welliver's article that outlines how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a dangerous political power. It describes the Mormon church's influence that forced senators from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, and Nevada to uphold the sugar tariff. It describes the suspicion on how the Latter-day Saints had used beet sugar to gain complete economic and political dominance over the American West through the mechanism of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company.

Keywords:   Mormon Church, Sugar Trust, Judson Welliver, Mormonism, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, political power, Utah-Idaho Sugar Company

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