1996 Best Book Award, John Whitmer History Association
1995 Steven F. Christensen Award for Best Documentary, Mormon History Association
"Cultures in Conflict offers students of history an invaluable source of documents regarding the history of the Mormon presence in Illinois. Few local histories are so academically sound."
—Glen M. Leonard, BYU Studies Quarterly
Hallwas and Launius have compiled and written the most balanced and thorough account yet of the events and circumstances that led to the forced Mormon exodus from Nauvoo following the mini civil war that erupted in Illinois during the 1840s.