Sponsored by BYU Studies—America is known as a country of religious freedom, but what does that really mean?
Join Tisa Wenger, associate professor of American religious history at Yale University, as she discusses her latest book, Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).. Continue reading “10 questions with Tisa Wenger”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Jason Herbert is a Florida high school history teacher and University of Minnesota doctoral candidate. He is also the founder of ‘Historians at the Movies.’ Continue reading “10 questions with Jason Herbert”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—The city of Nauvoo is closely associated with the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But the city has been home to different groups over time.
In Return to the City of Joseph: Modern Mormonism’s Contest for the Soul of Nauvoo, Scott C. Esplin provides a social history of the Illinois city beginning in 1846. Esplin is a professor of of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University.
Continue reading “10 questions with Scott Esplin”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Liz Covart is host of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast and Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. She has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Davis. Continue reading “10 questions with Liz Covart”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—RoseAnn Benson is the author of Ministry of Louie B. Felt, First General Primary President (BYU Studies Quarterly, 2019). Continue reading “10 questions with RoseAnn Benson”
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. Continue reading “Encounter with Joseph Smith highlighted in new book, ‘Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family’”
Sponsored by BYU Studies—Joseph M. Adelman is an assistant professor of history at Framingham State University and the author of Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789 (JHU Press, 2019). Continue reading “10 questions with Joseph M. Adelman”