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Mormonism

  • American Massacreby Sally Denton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible... more...

  • Before the Manifestoby Milewski

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    Mary Lois Walker Morris was a Mormon woman who challenged both American ideas about marriage and the U.S. legal system. Before the Manifesto provides a glimpse into her world as the polygamous wife of a prominent Salt Lake City businessman, during a time of great transition in Utah. This account of her life as a convert, milliner, active community... more...

  • The Book of Mormonby Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. According to Smith, the book was originally written in otherwise unknown characters referred to as "reformed... more...

  • Brigham Young's Homesby Colleen Whitley

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 20.95

    This collection surveys the many houses, residences, farms, and properties of Brigham Young, leader of the Mormon pioneers, first territorial governor of Utah, and second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The authors discuss, in addition to the buildings themselves, what went on within their walls, looking especially at... more...

  • By the Hand of Mormonby Terryl L. Givens

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 12.99

    With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terry L. Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture.Givens examines the text's role... more...

  • Collected Leonard J Arrington Mormon History Lecturesby Usu Special Collections Special

    Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 20.00

    The first ten lectures in Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture Series are here collected in one volume. The series, established by one of the twentieth-century West's most distinguished historians, Leonard Arrington, has become a leading forum for prominent historians to address topics related to Mormon history. The first lecturer was Arrington... more...

  • Devil's Gateby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00

    The Mormon handcart tragedy of 1856 is the worst disaster in the history of the Western migrations, and yet it remains virtually unknown today outside Mormon circles. Following the death of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, its second Prophet and new leader, Brigham Young, determined to move the faithful out of the Midwest, where they... more...

  • Homeward to Zionby William Mulder

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 60.00

    ?Documented historical record and personal narrative drawn from letters and diaries of immigrants themselves are juxtaposed to form an authentic and rounded picture of this aspect of Mormon life and development up to the turn of the century.??Library Journal?A highly readable treatment of a special yet fascinating chapter in the building of America,... more...

  • An Introduction to Mormonismby Douglas J. Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    An introduction to the core beliefs and theological structure of the Mormon church, first published in 2003. more...

  • Junius And Josephby Robert Wicks; Fred R. Foister

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    "Junius and Joseph examines Joseph Smith's nearly forgotten [1844] presidential bid, the events leading up to his assassination on June 27, 1844, and the tangled aftermath of the tragic incident. It... establishes that Joseph Smith's murder, rather than being the deadly outcome of a spontaneous mob uprising, was in fact a carefully planned military-style... more...