Mormon expulsion perhaps spurred by land grab, Education Week speaker suggests

The more Jeffrey N. Walker learns about the goings-on in Missouri during the time the Mormons were being systematically driven out, the more he believes the expulsion was driven more by greed than fear of a new religious philosophy.

Walker spoke recently at the 2012 BYU Campus Education Week on "Solving the Puzzle of Mormon Land Rights in Missouri" and backed up his theory with a number of original documents.

Walker is currently the associate managing editor and series manager of the Joseph Smith Papers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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