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19th Century American West Latter-day Saint History

Utah Politics with Rod Decker

Rod Decker was a Utah political reporter for more than 40 years and is the author of Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room (Signature Books, 2019). The book provides a political context for many of the events described in Saints 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent, 1893–1955.

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American West Brigham Young

Brigham Young and Latter-day Saint Faith

Thomas Alexander is the author Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith (University of Oklahoma University Press, 2019). His book precedes another contribution from the press about the relationship between Brigham Young and Jim Bridger.

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Devotional Intellectualism

Essays on Truth by George Handley

George Handley is a professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at BYU and author of If Truth Were a Child (Maxwell Institute, 2019).

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American West Latter-day Saint History

Virtual Tour of the Salt Lake City Cemetery

Mark Smith is Sexton of the Salt Lake City Cemetery and co-author of Salt Lake City Cemetery (Images of America).

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American History Joseph Smith

Encounter with Joseph Smith Highlighted in New Book, ‘Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family’

The month before Joseph Smith was assassinated, he gave a personal tour of Nauvoo, Illinois, to two prominent men of the time: Charles Francis Adams and Josiah Quincy Jr.

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19th Century Latter-day Saint History

Jane Manning James: Your Sister in the Gospel

Jane Manning James is possibly the most well known Black Latter-day Saint pioneers. She resided in the homes Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, held Joseph’s seer stone, and received two patriarchal blessings. In this interview, biographer Quincy Newell explains what we know about Jane Manning James—and why she matters.

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Latter-day Saint History

Meet Ignacio Garcia, President of the Mormon History Association

Ignacio Garcia is the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western & Latino History at Brigham Young University and president of the Mormon History Association.

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Intellectualism Theology

The Life and Thoughts of Philip Barlow

Philip Barlow is a scholar at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. He has also served as the Leonard Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University. Although not as well known as Truman G. Madsen or Terryl Givens, Barlow is considered one of today’s leading Latter-day Saint intellectuals. In this interview, he discusses the roles of his faith and intellectualism.

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19th Century Latter-day Saint History

Martin Harris and the 116 Pages: There’s More to the Story

Martin Harris is perhaps most closely associated with the loss of the 116 pages. A new biography, Martin Harris: Uncompromising Witness of the Book of Mormon, demonstrates Harris’s commitment to the Latter-day Saint scripture. Susan Easton Black explains the biography’s backstory and highlights lesser-known event from the life of Martin Harris.

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Book of Mormon Latter-day Saint History

Grant Hardy and the Book of Mormon

Grant Hardy is the editor of the Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon. In this interview, he explains how the book came to be and why it includes an Emma Smith testimony not found in regular editions of the Book of Mormon.