Below are this year’s Mormon History Association award winners. Juvenile Instructor bloggers are identified in blue.
Juanita Brooks Undergraduate Student Paper Award: Justin R. Bray (history major, BYU), “‘All progressive Wards Are Buying’: The Individual Sacrament Cup”
Juanita Brooks Graduate Student Paper Award: Jared T.amez (PhD student, history, University of Texas—El Paso), “‘Out of This Part of Babylon’: Colonizing Mexican Mormons and the Construction of Race in the Mexican Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1879-1889)”
Lester E. Bush Best Thesis Awards: Jill N. Crandell, “Garden Grove, Iowa: From Mormon Way Station to Permanent Settlement, 1846-1852,” MA Thesis, BYU / Scott K. Thomas, “Violence Across the Land: Vigilantism and Extralegal Justice in the Utah Territory,” MA Thesis, BYU
Gerald E. Jones Best Dissertation Award: Matthew L. Rasmussen, “‘Till We Have Built Jerusalem’: Mormonism and the Making of a Lancanshire ‘Zion,'” PhD Dissertation, University of Lancaster (UK)
Silver Award for Mormon Women’s History: David Hall, “A Crossroads for Mormons Women: Amy Brown Lyman, J. Reuben Clark, and the Decline of Organized Women’s Activism in the Relief Society,” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 205-249.
J. Talmage Jones Awards of Excellence: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “An American Albu, 1857,” American Historical Review 115 (February 2010): 1-25. / Benjamin E. Park, “Salvation Through a Tabernacle: Joseph Smith, Parley P. Pratt, and Early Mormon Theologies of Embodiment,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 43 (Summer 2010): 1-44.
T. Edgar Lyon Best Article Award: David Hall, “A Crossroads for Mormons Women: Amy Brown Lyman, J. Reuben Clark, and the Decline of Organized Women’s Activism in the Relief Society,” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 205-249.
Winchester Family?Community History Award: Leslie Albrecht Huber, The Journey Takers (n.p.: Foundation Books, 2010)
Andrew Jenson International Article Award: Mark L. Grover, “Helvicio Martins: First Black General Authority,” Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 27-53.
Geraldine McBride Woodward International Mormon History Award: Raymond M. Kuehne, Mormons as Citizens of a Communist State: A Documentary History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in East Germany, 1945-1990 (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2010)
Steven F. Christensen Documentary Award: Edward Leo Lyman, ed., Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: THe Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895 (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2010).
Smith-Pettit Best First Book Award: Benjamin Pykles, Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in American (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010).
MHA Best Book Award: Mark L. Staker, Hearken, O Ye People: The Historical Setting of Joseph Smith’s Ohio Revelations (Draper, UT: Greg Kofford Books, Inc., 2010).