I recently had the privilege to interview Yale University historian and Backstory Radio cohost, Joanne Freeman. Her new book, “The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War” is being released today. Continue reading “10 questions with Joanne Freeman”
SALT LAKE CITY — Barbara Jones Brown has a well-earned reputation as a gifted historian and writer, but her relationship with history had a rough beginning. Continue reading “Meet the Mormon History Association’s new executive director”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is publishing a new official history in four volumes. The first volume, “Saints: The Standard of Truth: 1815-1846” is being released today.
Matt Grow, Director of the Church’s Publications Division and volume editor for “Saints” joins FromtheDesk.org for an exclusive interview. Continue reading “‘Saints’ editor discusses new history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
Barbara Jones Brown began her tenure as the new Executive Director of the Mormon History Association on May 1, 2018. Several of the historians she considers mentors have shared a few thoughts for an upcoming feature in the Deseret News.
The full text of comments by Rick Turley, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and Bob Goldberg are available here. Continue reading “Historians comment on Mormon History Association and Barbara Jones Brown”
I recently had the privilege to interview Barbara Jones Brown. She is the new Executive Director of the Mormon History Association. Continue reading “10 questions with Barbara Jones Brown”
The US government pays millions of dollars in extra taxes because of bad grammar. Rappers use commas to prove copyright infringement. Strippers get into the action at a Texas high school. Even Tom Selleck’s mustache makes an appearance. Continue reading “10 controversies caused by commas”
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.
I recently had the privilege to interview Benjamin E. Park. He is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston University and is working as a visiting fellow with the Maxwell Institute. Park is the author of “American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833,” and is researching the political culture of Navuoo, Illinois, in the 1840s.