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Episode 1: Strang-er Things (Strangites)

To learn more about the Strangites, visit their official website here.

In writing this episode, we consulted the following primary and secondary sources:

Primary Sources

Strang, James Jesse. Ancient and Modern Michilimackinac, Including an Account of the Controversy between Mackinac and the Mormons. Mackinac Island, MI: W. Stewart Woodfill, 1959. Available online here

Strang, James Jesse. The Book of the Law of the Lord: Consisting of an Inspired Translation of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Law Given to Moses, and a Very Few Additional Commandments, with Brief Notes and References. St. James, MI: A.R.I., 1851. Available online here


Strang, James Jesse. The Diary of James J. Strang: Deciphered, Transcribed, Introduced, and Annotated. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1961. Available online here


Strang, James Jesse. The Diamond: Being the Law of Prophetic Succession and a Defense of the Calling of James J. Strang as Successor to Joseph Smith . Available online here


Secondary Sources

Faber, Don. James Jesse Strang: The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon King. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. 


Fitzpatrick, Doyle C. The King Strang Story: A Vindication of James J. Strang, the Beaver Island Mormon King. Lansing: National Heritage, 1970. 


Launius, Roger D., and Linda Thatcher, eds. Differing Visions: Dissenters in Mormon History. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1994. 

Lewis, David Rich. "'For Life, the Resurrection, and the Life Everlasting': James J. Strang and Strangite Mormon Polygamy, 1849-1856." Wisconsin Magazine of History 66, no. 4 (1983).

Rockwell, Ernest Allan. "The History and Folklore of the Strangite Latter Day Saints." PhD diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010. 

To learn more about these sources, check out this episode's accompanying blog post

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