Dale Morgan on the Mormons: Collected Works, Part 1, 1939-1951

Dale Morgan on the Mormons: Collected Works, Part 1, 1939-1951

by Richard Saunders
     
 

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Dale L. Morgan (1914–1971) remains one of the most respected historians of the American West—and his career, one of the least understood. Among today’s scholars his reputation rests largely on his studies of the fur trade and overland trails, yet throughout his life, Morgan’s primary interest was the history of the Latter Day Saints. In this

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Dale L. Morgan (1914–1971) remains one of the most respected historians of the American West—and his career, one of the least understood. Among today’s scholars his reputation rests largely on his studies of the fur trade and overland trails, yet throughout his life, Morgan’s primary interest was the history of the Latter Day Saints. In this volume—the first of a two-part set—Morgan’s writings on the Mormons finally receive the attention and analysis they merit.


Dale Morgan on the Mormons
is a far-reaching compilation of the historian’s published and unpublished writings. Edited and annotated by Richard L. Saunders, the collection includes not only essays but also book reviews and bibliographic studies, many published here for the first time. This first volume includes key extracts from Morgan’s contribution to the WPA guide to Utah (1941), which remains an excellent introduction to the complex history of the Beehive State. It further provides a new historiographic introduction to his seminal work The State of Deseret and presents important previously unpublished works on the Kingdom of God, the Deseret Alphabet, and the origins of the infamous Danite society. In addition, the volume illuminates Morgan’s legacy as a bibliographer and the significance of that contribution to Latter Day Saint studies. Throughout, Saunders provides informative introductions that place each of the writings or groups of writings into biographical and historical context.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870624162
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Series:
Kingdom in the West: the Mormons and the American Frontier Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Saunders has published widely on Dale Morgan’s life and work. He is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee, Martin, where he heads the library’s public services department and teaches U.S. history.

Will Bagley is an independent historian who has written about overland emigration, frontier violence, railroads, mining, and the Mormons. Bagley has published extensively over the years and is the author and editor of many books, articles, and reviews in professional journals. Bagley is the series editor of Arthur H. Clark Company's documentary history series, KINGDOM IN THE WEST: The Mormons and the American Frontier. Bagley has been a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow at the University of Utah and the Archibald Hannah, Jr. Fellow in American History at Yale University's Beinecke Library. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows has won numerous awards including a Spur Award from Western Writers of America, the Bancroft History Prize from the Denver Public Library, Westerners International Best Book, and the Western History Association Caughey Book Prize for the most distinguished book on the history of the American West. So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812-1848 is the first of four volumes of Overland West: The Story of the Oregon and California Trails Series.

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