Joseph Smith’s New York Reputation Reexamined
By Rodger I. Anderson
“Systematically peeling back the layers of misconception and misinformation, Anderson shows that the witnesses to Joseph Smith’s early activities were not simply conveying community gossip but in many instances were participants in and eye-witnesses to the events they related. An extremely valuable and important contribution.” —Dan Vogel, author, Religious Seekers and the Advent of Mormonism
“Rodger Anderson has returned to the site of the beginnings of Mormonism and produced a rich harvest of information for those interested in the birth of Joseph Smith’s religion. This is a work of valid, authentic detail relating to those fateful events.” —John Phillip Walker, editor, Dale Morgan on Early Mormonism
Rodger Anderson, a native of Salt Lake City and graduate in philosophy from the University of Utah, currently resides in Oklahoma. He is a freelance writer specializing in nineteenth-century religions.