This compilation of groundbreaking articles about the Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on Joseph's meeting with John C. Calhoun Jr., a crime scene analysis of the Carthage Jail, the Joseph/Hyrum funeral sermon, mobocracy, the Martyrdom itself, and the aftermath of this tragic event.
"John C. Calhoun Jr. Meets the Prophet Joseph Smith Shortly before the Departure for Carthage"
Brian Q. Cannon
"The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and His Brother Hyrum by Dan Jones introduced and translated"
Ronald D. Dennis
"Physical Evidence at Carthage Jail and What It Reveals about the Assassination of Joseph and Hyrum Smith"
Joseph L. Lyon and David W. Lyon
"The Joseph/Hyrum Smith Funeral Sermon"
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker
"Life in Nauvoo, June 1844: Vilate Kimball's Martyrdom Letters"
Ronald K. Esplin
"'It Seems That All Nature Mourns': Sally Randall's Response to the Murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith"
Steven C. Harper and Jordan Watkins
"A Little Known Account of the Murders of Joseph and Hyrum Smith"
"The Lynching of an American Prophet"
Warren A. Jennings
"Mobocracy and the Rule of Law: American Press Reaction to the Murder of Joseph Smith"
"Nauvoo's Whistling and Whittling Brigade"
Thurmon Dean Moody
"'Will the Murderers Be Hung?' Albert Brown's 1844 Letter and the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith"
Review of Dallin H. Oaks and Marvin S. Hill, Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith
Reviewed by Klaus J. Hansen