Category Archives: religion

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

Anna Howard Shaw was a suffrage leader, an ordained minister, a physician and “an outrageous woman for her generation.” Trisha Franzen, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Albion College and the author Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman … Continue reading

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche is a lecturer in American studies at the University of Maryland. She answered some questions about her book Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance. Q: You write that the Underground Railroad is a … Continue reading