Tag: Mormon History

Confessions of a Mormon Historian Coming Soon!!!

Signature Books has sent out the Advanced Reading copies of “Confessions of a Mormon Historian: The Diaries of Leonard Arrington 1971-1997”.  This means that in less than a month you will be able to buy copies!!! So here is my Quickie Review (a more detailed one to come later): IF you are even the LEAST …

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The New Western History and Mormon History

The leading historians of the “New Western History”—Patricia Limerick, Richard White, Don Worster and William Cronon—have dismantled Frederick Jackson Turner’s thesis that the American character was shaped by pioneers coming to virgin land. According to Limerick et al., pioneers came west to a land already occupied, by Indians, conquered them, then marginalized them. In this …

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