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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 ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published April 18th 2001 by University of Illinois Press
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Apr 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was originally published in 2001, then spent some time online
in the University of Illinois Press free electronic library between 2001
and 2006, and has now been reprinted. It was meant as a companion to the
1,168 page bibliographic "Studies in Mormon History, 1830-1997,"
published in 2000 and apparently still available. The intention of the
book "is to provide a handbook for those starting a study in Mormon
history" (page ix).

Chapter One introduces us to 19th century writing, beginning with
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was ok
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An index and resource for LDS history. Having worked for the author, I am a little partial.
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An extremely useful overview of the history of Mormon history, covering trends from the 1830s to the year 2000, respectively.
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David J. Whittaker is a Mormon historian and bibliographer who is working with the Joseph Smith Papers Project. He has authored or co-authored seven books and about fifty scholarly articles. He was the curator of Western and Mormon history manuscripts for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Library of the Harold B. Lee Library. He was also a professor of history at Brigham Young University. He re ...more
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