E.B. Howe's Mormonism Unvailed (the spelling was normal for the time) was the first anti-Mormon book to be published after Joseph Smith's new religious movement appeared in 1830. The work was published in Ohio in 1834. This is a new edition of the book, which has been edited by Dan Vogel. Vogel is a prominent secular scholar of Mormonism whose previous major work was his biography Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet. Vogel has provided an introduction and detailed notes to the text.
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This is an interesting piece of 19th century anti-Mormon literature. Thomas Stenhouse (1825-1882) was a Mormon journalist who fell out with the church. He published the book in 1873 as an exposé of what had gone on in early Utah, which he depicted as a repressive theocracy.