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Author Godfrey, Matthew C.

Title Religion, politics, and sugar : the Mormon Church, the federal government, and the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, 1907-1921 / Matthew C. Godfrey.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2007.
Publication Info. 2007


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (226 pages) : illustrations, map.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Life Writings Frontier Women
Life Writings Frontier Women.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The establishment of the sugar industry in Utah and Idaho, 1851-1907 -- Before the Hardwick Committee of the House of Representatives -- National sugar policies and the First World War -- Political and legal troubles in the aftermath of the First World War -- Restraint of trade : Federal Trade Commission v. Utah-Idaho Sugar -- Conclusion.
Note Print version record.
Summary "One famous target of Progressive Era attempts to rein in monopolistic big business was the eastern Sugar Trust. Less known is how federal regulators also tried to break monopoly control over beet sugar in the West by going after the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, a business supported and controlled by the Latter-day Saints church and run by Mormon authorities. As sugar beet agriculture boomed, the Mormon church's involvement led directly to monopolistic practices by Utah-Idaho Sugar and to federal investigations. Church leaders encouraged members, a majority population in much of the intermountain West, to patronize the company exclusively, as suppliers and consumers. As early as 1890, Mormon church president Wilford Woodruff had called missionaries to raise money for the fledgling company and asserted divine inspiration for church support. Utah-Idaho bridged the cooperative, theocratic, self-sufficient economic model of nineteenth-century Mormonism and the integration of the Mormon West into the national market economy. Religion, Politics, and Sugar shows, through the example of an important western business, how national commercial, political, and legal forces in the early twentieth century came west and, more specifically, how they affected the important role the Mormon church played in economic affairs in the region."--Publisher's abstract.
Subject Utah-Idaho Sugar Company.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Finance.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Political activity.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (OCoLC)fst00549691
Utah-Idaho Sugar Company. (OCoLC)fst00558188
Beet sugar industry -- United States -- History.
Sugar trade -- Government policy -- United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Corporate & Business History.
HISTORY -- General.
Beet sugar industry. (OCoLC)fst00829826
Finance. (OCoLC)fst00924349
Political participation. (OCoLC)fst01069386
Sugar trade -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01137440
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Godfrey, Matthew C. Religion, politics, and sugar. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2007 (DLC) 2006036737
ISBN 9780874215489 (electronic bk.)
087421548X (electronic bk.)
9780874216585 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0874216583 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051407910
AU@ 000058146702
AU@ 000062428950
DEBBG BV044118186
DEBSZ 396143539
DEBSZ 484690922
GBVCP 1008652180
NZ1 14240178

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