This post wraps up the series on Parley Pratt’s influential autobiography. As a review, and also a reference, here are all of the intelligent and insightful contributions:
- Ben Park: Introduction
- Ben Park: Parley’s Writing as Restoration and Redemption
- Ryan Tobler: The Literary Impulse
- Matt Grow: Writing the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt
- Adriane Rodrigues: Pratt’s Use of Literary Voice
- Bored in Vernal: Conjugal Relations of Parley P. Pratt as Portrayed in his Autobiography
- Joseph Spencer: Parley Pratt’s Poetry
- Steve Taysom: Pratt and the Enervating Power of Evil
- David Grua: Persecution, Memory, and Mormon Identity
- Matt Bowman: The Conversion of Parley P. Pratt; or, Patterns of Mormon Piety
- Jared T.amez: Racial Perceptions and Pratt’s 1851 Mission to Chili (Part 1; Part 2)
- David Knowlton: Pratt and the Problem of Separating Latin and Anglo America
There is a lot to chew on here, and yet there are several questions still left unanswered (and, perhaps more importantly, unasked).
Overall thoughts on the series?