The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the Past
The New Mormon History is the banner under which many professional historians today approach Latter-day Saint historiography. Scholars who embrace this term attempt to put significant events into context rather than bracketing data that might seem challenging to traditional assumptions. These scholars are also as interested in the experience of the rank-and-file as in the lives and edicts of the leaders, and pursue questions about women, minorities, domestic life, diet, fashion, and the common church experience. They employ statistical analysis and theories and methods of the social sciences in their work.
In this collection, D. Michael Quinn has selected fifteen essays which demonstrate the methods of this new history. Contributors include Thomas G. Alexander, James B. Allen, Leonard J. Arrington, Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Eugene E. Campbell, Kenneth L. Cannon II, Mario S. DePillis, Robert B. Flanders, Klaus J. Hansen, William G. Hartley, Stanley S. Ivins, Dean L. May, Linda King Newell, B. H. Roberts, Jan Shipps, and Ronald W. Walker. Participants offer new ideas and give readers the opportunity to determine for themselves the relative success of these approaches by presenting examples. The collection demonstrates areas of interpretation that may be considered revisionist as well.
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Review: The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the PastNutzerbericht - Bruce - Goodreads
This will be most useful to the well-informed but paradoxically not well-read amateur Mormon historian. The collection of essays is not particularly broad in terms of topics, but deep in perspective ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the PastNutzerbericht - Jenny - Goodreads
I didn't make it through the whole thing before it was due back at the library, but of the essays I did read, my reaction was mixed. They seemed a bit uneven—some were really well written, researched ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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