Category Archives: religion

When Michael Hicks spoke at Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City about The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography, he sought to answer the top questions he’d been asked about his book. What were the burning questions that inquiring minds wanted … Continue reading

Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space by David J. Howlett has received the Smith-Pettit Best Book Award from the John Whitmer Historical Association (JWHA). The award was announced at the JWHA’s annual meeting, which was held … Continue reading

Academic publishing often forces one into the unappreciated but necessary job of Killjoy. It comes with the territory of challenging convention and shoveling the cultural/historical b.s. out of the barn. Having stated such an attitude, we perhaps will not surprise you … Continue reading

The Mormon History Association annual conference took place in Provo, Utah, June 4 to 7, 2015. Acquisitions editor Dawn Durante attended and shares her impressions. In 1965, the Mormon History Association (MHA) was founded under the leadership of historian and … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space by David J. Howlett received the Best First Book Award from the Mormon History Association. The award was announced at the Mormon History Association … Continue reading

Two UIP titles are now available in paperback editions. Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life Called by Kenneth Rexroth “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation,” British-born Denise Levertov authored twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books of essays, and several … Continue reading

Based on extensive field research in India and Pakistan, Richard K. Wolf’s The Voice in the Drum is a unique examination of  how drumming and voices interconnect over vast areas of South Asia and considers what it means for instruments … Continue reading

Collaborators for Emancipation is an examination of the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy. Authors William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore collaborated themselves on both the book and answering some questions for the UIP blog. … Continue reading

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche‘s book, Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad, examines the “geography of resistance” and tells the powerful and inspiring story of African Americans ensuring their own liberation in the midst of oppression. LaRoche shows how landscape features, … Continue reading

On July 21, 1925, John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. Despite losing the case, Attorney Clarence Darrow’s relentless witness-stand grilling of the prosecuting attorney William Jennings Bryan … Continue reading