#MHA2016 Award Winners

By June 10, 2016

2016 MHA Award Winners

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Leonard J. Arrington Award

  • Michael Quinn

Best Book Award

  • Paul Reeve, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015). [See roundtable and response here.]
  • Honorable Mention: Thomas Carter, Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

Best Biography:

  • Ronald Romig, Eighth Witness: The Biography of John Whitmer (Lamoni, IA: John Whitmer Books, 2015).
  • Honorable Mention: Michael Hicks, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015).

Best Documentary Editing/Bibliography:

  • Royal Skousen and Robin Scott Jensen, eds. Revelations and Translations, Volume 3: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2015).

Best First Book:

  • David Hall, A Faded Legacy: Amy Brown Lyman and Mormon Women’s Activism, 1872-1959 (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2015).

Best Article:

Article Award of Excellence:

  • Gerrit Dirkmaat and LaJean Purcell Carruth, “The Prophets Have Spoken, but What Did They Say? Examining the Differences between George D. Watt’s Original Shorthand Notes and the Sermons Published in the Journal of Discourses,” BYU Studies 4 (2015): 25-118.

Best International Article Award:

  • Barbara Jones Brown, “Manifestos, Mixed Messages, and Mexico: the Demise of ‘Mainstream’ Mormon Polygamy,” The Persistence of Polygamy, Vol. 3: Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present. Newell Bringhurst and Craig Foster. John Whitmer Books, 2015. 23-57.

 

Best Article in Mormon Women’s History:

  • Brent Rogers, “The Fascinating Life of Vienna Jaques,” Mormon Historical Studies 1 (Spring 2015): 148-179.

Unpublished Graduate  Paper:

  • Joseph Stuart, “Our Religion is Not Hostile to Real Science: Evolution, Eugenics, and Race/Religion Making in Mormonism’s First Century.”

Best Thesis:

Best Dissertation

Special Citation:

 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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Comments

  1. Congrats to all the worthy winners!

    Does anyone know if there were awards for international history or family/community history, as have been done in the past?

    Also, have honorable mentions been done before, or is this new?

    Comment by rich jj — June 13, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

  2. Rich: besides the Best Book and Best Biography, all the other book awards will be given every other year. So this year was best first book and best documentary editing, and next year will be best international and best family/memoir/community history. (These awards will each consider books from the preceding two years.)

    Comment by Ben P — June 14, 2016 @ 7:32 am


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