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American History

Pentecostals in America with Arlene Sánchez Walsh

Arlene Sánchez Walsh is a religious historian of Latina/o religion and author of Pentecostals in America.  

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American History

Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century with Wes Granberg-Michaelson

Wes Granberg-Michaelson served as the General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years. He is the author of “Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century.”

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American History

Who Was William Bickerton?

William Bickerton is the only prophetic claimant to Joseph Smith’s prophetic mantle that didn’t personally know the Prophet. Biographer Daniel Stone tells the story of the man he cabook lls a “forgotten latter day prophet.”

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Civil War

Think Congress is bad now? New book charts their fist fights, duels — even biting — in pre-Civil War years

SALT LAKE CITY — Every so often, a talented writer will discover a story lost to history with tremendous application for today. Such is the case with Yale University historian Joanne Freeman and her latest book.

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American History

‘Believe Me’: John Fea Questions the Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

John Fea’s Believe Me continues the author’s exploration of the crossroad between religious history and politics. The book stems from his desire to understand why fellow evangelicals voted for Donald Trump. Dr. John Fea explores the apparent conflict between Trump’s character and policies from an evangelical perspective and mourns the divide it’s creating in his religious community.

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World War I

100-year-old diary from Utahn in WWI gives rare insight

One hundred years ago, the only known Mormon to have kept a diary while serving in World War I recorded his first entry.

“One can never tell what the morrow will bring and the record of the few weeks I have been in the army might interest some one,” wrote Nels Anderson on June 9, 1918, five months before World War I would end on Nov. 11, 1918.

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World War I

World War 1 Diaries: Historian Kent Powell on Utah’s Only Latter-day Saint Wartime Journal

Kent Powell is a Utah historian and editor of “Nels Anderson’s World War I Diary.” Anderson is the only Utah Latter-day Saint to keep a diary during the first World War, significantly adding to war stories told in Saints 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent.

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American History Latter-day Saint History

Adams Papers: An Interview with Editor Sara Martin

I recently had the privilege to interview Sara Martin. She is Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers.

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Vast Early America

Russell Shorto Books: Interview the Author about the American Revolution

What would the American Revolution look like if you weaved together the stories of six people into a narrative? Author Russell Shorto explains. 

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