Dale Morgan on the Mormons

Dale Morgan on the Mormons

Author: Dale Morgan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806188119

Category: History

Page: 522

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Dale L. Morgan (1914–1971) remains one of the most respected historians of the American West—and his career, one of the least understood. Among today’s scholars his reputation rests largely on his studies of the fur trade and overland trails, yet throughout his life, Morgan’s primary interest was the history of the Latter Day Saints. In this volume—the first of a two-part set—Morgan’s writings on the Mormons finally receive the attention and analysis they merit. Dale Morgan on the Mormons is a far-reaching compilation of the historian’s published and unpublished writings. Edited and annotated by Richard L. Saunders, the collection includes not only essays but also book reviews and bibliographic studies, many published here for the first time. This first volume includes key extracts from Morgan’s contribution to the WPA guide to Utah (1941), which remains an excellent introduction to the complex history of the Beehive State. It further provides a new historiographic introduction to his seminal work The State of Deseret and presents important previously unpublished works on the Kingdom of God, the Deseret Alphabet, and the origins of the infamous Danite society. In addition, the volume illuminates Morgan’s legacy as a bibliographer and the significance of that contribution to Latter Day Saint studies. Throughout, Saunders provides informative introductions that place each of the writings or groups of writings into biographical and historical context.

Dale Morgan on the Mormons: 1939-1951

Dale Morgan on the Mormons: 1939-1951

Author: Dale Lowell Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D032235890

Category: Mormon Church

Page: 528

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The first volume includes key extracts from Morgan's contribution to the WPA guide to Utah (1941), which remains an excellent introduction to the complex history of the Beehive State. It further provides a new historiographic introduction to his seminal work "The State of Deseret "and presents important previously unpublished works on the Kingdom of God, the Deseret Alphabet, and the origins of the infamous Danite society.

Dale Morgan on the Mormons Collected Works, 1949-1970

Dale Morgan on the Mormons Collected Works, 1949-1970

Author: Dale Lowell Morgan

Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105221280436

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 691

The first volume includes key extracts from Morgan's contribution to the WPA guide to Utah (1941), which remains an excellent introduction to the complex history of the Beehive State. It further provides a new historiographic introduction to his seminal work "The State of Deseret "and presents important previously unpublished works on the Kingdom of God, the Deseret Alphabet, and the origins of the infamous Danite society.

Differing Visions

Differing Visions

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067312

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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The first serious attempt to analyze the careers of converts who later left the Mormon church, this book contains selections about 18 Mormon dissenters--David Whitmer, Fawn Brody, and Sonia Johnson, among them--contributed by Richard N. Holzapfel, John S. McCormick, Kenneth M. Godfrey, William D. Russell, Dan Vogel, Jessie L. Embry, and many others.

Mormon Studies

Mormon Studies

Author: Ronald Helfrich, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476682617

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Mormonism arose in early 19th century New York and has fired the imaginations of its devotees, critics, and students ever since. Some intellectuals and academics read Mormonism as the product of economic change wrought by the Erie Canal in the Burned-over District of western New York State and upper north-eastern Ohio. Others read Mormonism as an authoritarian reaction to Jacksonian democracy. Finally, some, including most of those who became Mormons in the early 19th century and most of those who are believing Mormons today, read Mormonism as the intervention of God in human history. This book engages with Mormon Studies from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the end of the 20th century. It covers those who fought over Mormonism's truth or falsity, on those who tried to understand Mormonism as a religious and sociological phenomenon, and on those who explored the history of Mormonism from a more dispassionate perspective. It concludes with an exploration of the culture war that erupted as Mormon Studies professionalized particularly after the 1960s.

Excavating Mormon Pasts

Excavating Mormon Pasts

Author: Newell C. Bringhurst

Publisher: Greg Kofford Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 334

Winner of the Special Book Award from the John Whitmer Historical Association Excavating Mormon Pasts assembles sixteen knowledgeable scholars from both LDS and the Community of Christ traditions who have long participated skillfully in this dialogue. It presents their insightful and sometimes incisive surveys of where the New Mormon History has come from and which fields remain unexplored. It is both a vital reference work and a stimulating picture of the New Mormon History in the early twenty-first century.

Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 11 (2014)

Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 11 (2014)

Author: Daniel C. Peterson

Publisher: The Interpreter Foundation

ISBN: 9781502815460

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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This is volume 11 (2014) of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including the resurrection, meat and the Word of Wisdom, Book of Mormon geography, the language of the Book of Mormon, changes in the Book of Mormon, a review of Beam's American Crucifixion, and a look at "nonstandard" Book of Mormon grammar.

Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History

Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History

Author: Gary Topping

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806135611

Category: History

Page: 410

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Among historians of Utah and the American West, few names have greater resonance than Bernard DeVoto, Dale Morgan, Juanita Brooks, Wallace Stegner, and Fawn Brodie. Each of these writers made enduring contributions not only to our knowledge of the American West but also to our view of the region and its history. In many ways their writing set the standard for scholarship and interpretation, and their influence is still felt today. Yet they were not flawless. As Gary Topping explains in this, the first comprehensive appraisal of their work, each had serious shortcomings. DeVoto and Stegner, master storytellers, distorted their histories with excessive use of literary and artistic techniques; Morgan, the thorough researcher, failed to see larger contexts and interpretive possibilities; Brooks, courageous in finding damning new information on the Mountain Meadows massacre, stopped short of drawing conclusions that might alienate her from her fellow Mormons; and Brodie, psychobiographer extraordinaire, nonetheless succumbed to reading too much into the lives of her subjects based on her own emotions and conflicts. All five writers experienced Mormon Utah in the formative stages of their lives and, whether they wanted to or not, fashioned their work on the American West under that indelible influence. Topping shows ultimately how, despite weaknesses, each created exemplary models of diligent research and narrative elegance while establishing new traditions in western historical scholarship.