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Mormon history

Author: Ronald W Walker; David J Whittaker; James B Allen
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 first half of the twentieth toward a more balanced and professional approach and an emphasis on how the Mormons helped settle the American West. Since World War II the "new Mormon history" has focused on broadening the base for understanding  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald W Walker; David J Whittaker; James B Allen
ISBN: 0252026195 9780252026195
OCLC Number: 44026273
Description: xi, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings: nineteenth-century historical writing --
Traditionalism meets modernism, 1900-1950 --
The new Mormon history: historical writing since 1950 --
The challenge of Mormon biography --
Flowers, weeds, and thistles: the state of social science --
Literature on the Mormons / by Armand Mauss.
Responsibility: Ronald W. Walker, David J. Whittaker, and James B. Allen ; with a contribution by Armand Mauss.

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Offers a survey of Mormon historical writings, from the partisan and often ephemeral history of the nineteenth century through the shift in the first half of the twentieth toward a more balanced and  Read more...

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"[The authors] assess major works, mostly in chronological order, and the basic approaches and perspectives that have governed Mormon history. Two appendixes review imprints, reference works, and Read more...

 
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