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Western Americana



link to catalog page WALKER, Mormon History Author: Ronald W. Walker, David J. Whittaker, and James B. Allen With a contribution by Armand Mauss
Pub Date: Cloth: 2001; Paper: 2010

A comprehensive view of how the writing of Mormon history has evolved since the establishment of the church   learn more...

link to catalog page YORGASON, Transformation of the Mormon Culture Region Author: Ethan R. Yorgason
Pub Date: 2010

Charting the shift from radicalism to conservatism in the Mormon American West   learn more...

link to catalog page, Scenes from the High Desert

Scenes from the High Desert

Julian Steward's Life and Theory

Author: Virginia Kerns
Pub Date: January 2009

A thorough analysis of Julian Steward’s life and work and the history of the discipline of anthropology during his lifetime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sports in Zion

Sports in Zion

Mormon Recreation, 1890-1940

Author: Richard Ian Kimball
Pub Date: January 2009

A unique look at the Latter-day Saints' recreational efforts intended to "Mormonize" a rising generation of young men and women   learn more...

link to catalog page HUDSON, The Making of

The Making of "Mammy Pleasant"

A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Author: Lynn M. Hudson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2003; Paper: 2008

Investigating Mary Ellen Pleasant's convoluted legacy   learn more...

link to catalog page NICHOLS, Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power

Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power

Salt Lake City, 1847-1918

Author: Jeffrey Nichols
Pub Date: August 2008

The history of prostitution in early Salt Lake City and its role in the long political and economic struggle between Mormons and gentiles   learn more...

link to catalog page COOK-LYNN, Anti-Indianism in Modern America

Anti-Indianism in Modern America

A Voice from Tatekeya's Earth

Author: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Pub Date: 2007

A powerful and controversial Native American voice addresses overlooked injustices both past and present   learn more...

link to catalog page SHIPPS, Sojourner in the Promised Land

Sojourner in the Promised Land

Forty Years among the Mormons

Author: Jan Shipps
Pub Date: 2007

An intimate and eloquent history of America’s fastest-growing religion from its leading “outsider” scholar   learn more...

link to catalog page, Black and Mormon Author: Edited by Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2006

Taking stock of Mormon progress on the developing role of blacks   learn more...

link to catalog page CARRIGAN, The Making of a Lynching Culture

The Making of a Lynching Culture

Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916

Author: William D. Carrigan
Pub Date: 2006

How a culture of violence legitimized lynching among ordinary people   learn more...

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