Doctoral Candidate Adam Petty Publishes Article in Alabama Review

Department of History Doctoral Candidate Adam H. Petty’s article, entitled “Latter-day Saint Beginnings in Alabama,” was published in the July 2016 edition of the Alabama Review.

Petty’s article explores the beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alabama during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He examines John Brown’s (not the one of abolitionist fame) role as the first LDS missionary to preach in the state; the growth in LDS church membership despite strong opposition from critics, angry mobs, and imposters; and the connection between Nauvoo and the Alabama Saints.

The article is available to University of Alabama students, faculty, and staff via the UA Libraries website.

Congratulations, Adam!