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Mormon History
by Ronald W Walker, David B Whittaker and James B Allen
University of Illinois Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-252-02619-5 | Paper: 978-0-252-07773-9
Library of Congress Classification BX8611.W34 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.309

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A companion volume to their massive bibliography Studies in Mormon History, 1830–1997, this descriptive history by a team of top Mormon scholars provides a comprehensive view of how the writing of Mormon history has evolved since the establishment of the church. Mormon History offers an interpretive survey of Mormon historical writings, from the partisan and often ephemeral history of the nineteenth century through the shift in the twentieth toward a more balanced and professional approach and an emphasis on how the Mormons helped settle the American West. The authors examine Mormon biography and autobiography and discuss social science literature on the Mormons, including studies of social geography, rural sociology, and agricultural economics. Two valuable appendices round out this volume, one on the development and nature of Mormon imprints, the other on conducting historical research in Mormon sources.
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