UPDATES: See comments: 1, 13, 16, 17, 22, 24, 25, 28.
It’s time for the yearly round up of recently published and forthcoming Mormon history books. See last year’s list here. Be sure to also check out Ben’s recap of significant scholarship in 2011 and Stapley’s Christmas Gift Book Guide. Be sure to let me know what I missed in the comments. Rumors about book projects are always welcome! Finally, according to the WordPress stats, this is our 1000th published post. Not a bad milestone for any blog.
Arthur H. Clark & Oklahoma University Press
Gregory K. Armstrong, Matthew J. Grow, Dennis J. Siler. Parley P. Pratt and the Making of Mormonism. (AHC 2011)
James C. Work. Don’t Shoot the Gentile. (OUP 2011) “A witty memoir of a non-Mormon teacher’s rookie years in Utah”
Beth Moore. Bones in the Well: The Haun’s Mill Massacre, 1838. (OUP 2012) (new in paperback)
Polly Aird, Jeff Nichols, Will Bagley (eds). Playing with Shadows: Voices of Dissent in the Mormon West. (AHC 2011) Kingdom in the West series, vol. 13.
Jesse G. Petersen. West From Salt Lake: Diaries from the Central Overland Trails. (AHC 2012)
Thomas Alexander. Edward Hunter Snow: Pioneer Builder in Southern Utah. (AHC 2012)
Richard L. Saunders, ed. Dale Morgan and the Mormons, vol. 1. (AHC 2012) Kingdom in the West series, vol. 14.
Baylor University Press
LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture. Lee Trepanier and Lynita K. Newswander (2012)
And Should We Die: The Cane Creek Mormon Massacre. Donald R. Curtis.
BYU Religious Studies Center
Salt Lake City: The Place Which God Prepared. Kenneth L. Alford and Scott C. Esplin, eds. (2011)
Under the Gun: West German and Austrian Latter-Day Saints in World War II. Roger P. Minert (2011)
Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible: Electronic Library. Scott Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, eds. (2011)
Father of the Prophet: Andrew Kimball. Edward L. Kimball (2011)
Jens Neilson: Bishop of Bluff. David S. Carpinter (2011)
Mormon Yankees: Giants on and Off the Court. Fred E. Woods (2012). See an article here for info on the documentary that I assume the book will follow.
Church Historian’s Press
We may very well have a new volume of George Q. Cannon’s journals–the Hawaiian mission journals. I’ve heard a lot of great things about these journals, so I hope we’ll get to see them soon. I also hear that there are some other publications in the works which will be announced in due time. Stay tuned!
Against the Odds: The Life of George Albert Smith. Mary Jane Woodger. (2011)
How We Got the Book of Mormon. Richard E. Turley, Jr., and William W. Slaughter. (2011)
Women of Faith in the Latter-days, Volume 1, 1775-1820. 2011. Richard E. Turley Jr., and Brittany Chapman, eds. See the series website for submission and publication details.
The Mendon Saints: Their Lives and Legacy, Volume 1. Stephen G. Schwendiman. (2011) See here for more information.
William E. McLellin’s Lost Manuscript. Mitchell K. Shaefer, editor; Steven C. Harper, introduction. (2012) Word on the street is that Harvard Heath left the project in order to concentrate on editing the James E. Talmage journals (Signature?).
I’ve heard of a Wilford Woodruff autobiography that Eborn is hoping to publish, but I do not know about a timetable.
Murder of the Mormon Prophet (softcover). LeGrand L. Baker (2012).
The Mendon Saints, Their Lives and Legacy, Volume 2 (2012). This will be a 4 volume set.
Grandin Book Company
A Preliminary Inquiry into the Nature of the High Priesthood, 1831-1837: Remarks Presented by Lyndon W. Cook to Employees and Invited Guests of Grandin Book Company, Provo, UT Tuesday, March 23, 2010 (Volume 2 in the Grandin Lecture Series). (forthcoming–> ?)
Greg Kofford Books
Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again: Perceptions and Perspectives, Davis Bitton (2011)
This is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology. Charles Harrell. (2011)
The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon. Brant Gardner. (2011)
Saints of Valor: Mormon Medal of Honor Recipients. Sherman Fleek. (2011)
The Man Behind the Discourse: A Biography of King Follett. Joann Follett Mortensen (2011)
Villages on Wheels: A Social History of the Gathering to Zion. Stanley and Violet Kimball (2011)
Knowing Brother Joseph Again: Perceptions and Perspectives. Davis Bitton (2011)
Mormonism in Transition, 3rd Edition. Thomas Alexander (2012)
Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, Volume 1. Brian C. Hales (2012)
Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, Volume 2. Brian C. Hales (2012)
The Lost 116 Pages: Recovering the Book of Lehi. Don Bradley (2012)
The Earliest Mormon Understanding of God (1829-1844): Modalism and Other Myths, David Paulsen, et. al. (2012)
Harvard University Press
John Turner’s biography of Brigham Young is forthcoming with HUP.
John Whitmer Books
Strangites: The Great Lakes Mormon Experience, edited by John Hamer and Vickie Speek (forthcoming)
Let Contention Cease: The Dynamics of Dissent in the Reorganized Latter-day Saint Tradition by W. B. Spillman (forthcoming)
Hanging by a Thread:Joseph Smith and the White Horse Prophecy by Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster (forthcoming).
The working title is “Latter Leaves from the Life of Lorenzo Snow: An Administrative History and Biography”, by Dennis B. Horne and Orson F. Whitney. This is, from what I understand, a biography that Orson F. Whitney left unpublished. I do not have an updated timetable for publication or certain knowledge of the publisher.
North Highland Publishing
Latter-day Pioneers. George Stewart (2011)
Oxford University Press
Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair (Religion in America), by Reid Neilson (2011)
Terryl Givens has been hard at work on a history of Mormon Theology which would be published (IIRC) through Oxford UP, though I am not aware of a time frame for publication.
Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism. Matt Grow and Terryl Givens (2011)
Paul Reeve’s second book is under contract with OUP. It will deal, basically, with how Mormons in the 19th century were constructed as racial others.
Princeton University Press
The Book of Mormon: A Biography. Paul C. Gutjahr (2012)
Our own Matt Bowman!
The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith. Matthew Bowman (2012). See also the Audiobook. 🙂
The Mormon World. Sherlock and Mosser (2012)
Dimensions of Faith: A Mormon Studies Reader. Stephen C. Taysom, editor. (2011)
The Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes. John S. Dinger, editor. (2011)
The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston. Victoria D. Burgess. (2012)
Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism’s Original Quorum of the Twelve, edited by Michael Marquardt (this was a John Whitmer Books project, but now has come to Signature apparently. Not sure if the title will remain the same.)
There is a 3 Volume Joseph Smith biography still in the works.
Six Volume History of the Church by Joseph Smith, edited by Dan Vogel (forthcoming)
University of Minnesota Press
Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i. Hokulani Aikau. (2012)
University of Utah Press
Henry Burkhardt and LDS Realpolitik in Communist East Germany. Raymond Kuehne (2011)
Utah State University Press (descriptions courtesy of the publisher)
Claudia L. Bushman, editor, Pansy’s History: The Autobiography of Margaret E. P. Gordon, 1866–1966, vol. 12 of Life Writings of Frontier Women. (2011)
Richard Francaviglia, Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient. (2011)
Plural Wife: The Life Story of Mabel Finlayson Allred, vol. 13 of Life Writings of Frontier Women, edited by Martha S. Bradley. (2012)