Category Archives: mormon

Welcome to our MHA 2020 virtual exhibit! Even though we are unable to attend MHA in person, we are still excited to share with you our Mormon studies related content. Take a look at our books, journals, interviews, blog posts, … Continue reading

The following is a guest post from Christine Talbot, author of A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890. This June, we are offering a free ebook copy of her book. See the bottom of the post … Continue reading

In June’s free ebook, join Christine Talbot as she explores how Mormon plural marriage generated decades of cultural and political conflict over competing definitions of legitimate marriage and family structure in A Foreign Kingdom. In 1852-1890, polygamy put Mormonism at … Continue reading

Coming in July 2019, Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America by Jake Johnson merges the study of belonging in America with scholarship on voice and popular music to explore the surprising yet profound link between two quintessentially American institutions. Watch … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce the new series Introductions to Mormon Thought. Dawn Durante, a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press, will be the acquiring editor and Matthew Bowman and Joseph M. Spencer will serve … Continue reading

Holly Welker, author of Baring Witness, recently sat down for a radio interview with the National Public Radio affiliate in Phoenix. Want an enlightening look at the world of Mormon marriage from women’s point of view? Tune in for the in-depth discussion … Continue reading

One of the Press’s more eagerly awaited recent titles, and a runaway hit at this summer’s Book Expo in Chicago, Baring Witness is now on sale. Acclaimed author-editor Holly Welker and thirty-six Mormon women write about devotion and love and luck, about … Continue reading

Holly Welker is an award-winning poet and essayist living in Arizona. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Best American Essays, and other publications. She recently answered some questions about the edited … Continue reading

Often overlooked in the literature written about American families, the Smiths of Western New York nonetheless have a claim over the Rockefellers and Adamses and all the other subjects of lap-breaking tomes put out by big name biographers. The Smiths … Continue reading

Since its initial publication, Michael Hicks‘s book The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography has attracted raves for telling the fascinating inside story of the beloved American institution. We are pleased to announce that Michael’s peers agree with public opinion. His … Continue reading