Brigham’s Priesthood Ban

The history of Brigham’s introduction of the race-based Priesthood ban and other changes to Church doctrine and structure.

Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview, Lester E. Bush, Jr.

Writing “Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview” (1973): Context and Reflections, 1998, Lester E. Bush, Jr.
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David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism by Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright, University of Utah Press.

The Mormon Hierarchy, Origins of Power, D. Michael Quinn, Signature Books.

Lengthen Your Stride, The Presidency of Spencer W. Kimball, Working Draft, by Edward Kimball, Benchmark Books.

Religion of a Different Color, Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, W. Paul Reeve, Oxford University Press.

The Orson Pratt-Brigham Young Controversies: Conflict Within the Quorums, 1853 to 1868

John Willard Young, Brigham Young, and the Development of Presidential Succession in the LDS Church, Todd Compton.

Seniority in the Twelve: The 1875 Realignment of Orson Pratt, Gary James Bergera, Journal of Mormon History.

Notes on Apostolic Succession, Steven H. Heath: