*Updates in comments 7, 11, 25, 27, 30 and 32. Also, in the Signature Books section I’ve added anticipated release dates for forthcoming publications provided by the publisher.*
Last year I put together, with help from a number of publishers, booksellers, and friends, a list of forthcoming and recently published books on Mormon history. Most of those books highlighted last year have indeed found a place on bookshelves, so it?s about time to do it again. There are some exciting books that have recently come off the press and which are still forthcoming. Ben did a good job last week of mentioning some highlights from recent publications, so I’m going a bit light on the “recently published” aspect of this list. Generally speaking, the books that were on last years list and have been published I will not list here. As always, I?m sure I missed some titles, so if you know of others or have heard rumors of other forthcoming books/projects, please leave a comment and I?ll add it to the list.
Arthur H. Clark
In The Whirlpool: The Pre-Manifesto Letters of Wilford Woodruff to the William Atkin Family, 1885-1890, edited by Reid Neilson (May 2011).
The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-58, by Will Bagley and David Bigler (April 2011).
BYU Religious Studies Center
A Firm Foundation, edited by Arnold Garr and David Whittaker (2011)
Zion’s Trumpet: 1850 Welsh Mormon Periodical, translated by Ron Dennis (2011)
It should be noted that in 2001 Ron published the 1849 series of Zion’s Trumpet, so this is a continuation of that effort.
Joseph Smith: The Prophet & Seer edited by Richard Holzapfel and Kent Jackson.
The Best of the St. Louis Luminary (with a searchable DVD-ROM of all 52 issues), edited by Susan Easton Black
A biography of Andrew Kimball (currently untitled), by Edward L. Kimball and Spencer W. Kimball
Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820?1844, edited by John W. Welch, in paperback for the first time.
My Fellow Servant: Essays on the History of the Priesthood by William Hartley.
The Church Historian?s Press
I’m told “if all goes well,” that the second volume of the Revelations and Translations series will be coming out early next year. And there are hopes to have Journals 2 out in the coming fall. Keep your fingers crossed!
I also understand that work on the next installment of the George Q. Cannon Journals is well under way (though likely not a 2011 publication).
Medicine and Mormons: An Introduction to the History of Latter-day Saint Healthcare by Robert T. Divett and Mary Divett Lee (looks to be a version of a previously completed thesis) Blurb says, “He was said to be one of the top two or three LDS medical historians…”
On Sunday: Mormon Portraits of a Global Church, Mormon Artists Group (Claudia Bushman listed as a contributor).
Through the Lens: The Original 1907 Church History Photographs of George Edward Anderson, Richard Holzapfel and Andrew Hedges (Released)
To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson, Heidi Swinton (Released)
School of the Prophet: Joseph Smith Learns the First Principles, 1820-1830 by Richard Bennett. (Released)
Bruce R. McConkie: Highlights from His Life and Teachings, Revised and Expanded, by Dennis Horne (over 75 pages of added material, an edition of 1000 copies-should be released in the next week or two)
Eborn Books will also publish the newest found manuscript of William E. McLellin. Word on the street is that Harvard Heath has dropped out of the project in order to concentrate on editing the James E. Talmage journals (Signature?) and another has stepped in, but there is no word about a publication time table.
I?ve heard of a Wilford Woodruff autobiography that Eborn is hoping to publish, but I understand that that project is also not on a time table for publication.
When Hollywood Came to Town: A History of Moviemaking in Utah by James V. D?Arc.
Globe Pequot Press
More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women by Christy Karras. Published by Globe Pequot Press, 2010. 157 pp. Paper. Reg. $14.95, The book profiles the lives of thirteen of the state’s historical figures – women from across the state and from many different backgrounds. Chapters include Patty Sessions, Jane Manning James, Emmeline B. Wells, Cornelia Paddock, Maude Adams, and Juanita Brooks. (Seems like part of a “More Than Petticoats” series for each state). Description courtesy of Benchmark Books.
Grandin Book Company
A Tentative Inquiry into the Office of Seventy 1835-1845: Remarks Presented by Lyndon W. Cook to Employees and Invited Guests of Grandin Book Company, Provo, UT Tuesday, March 23, 2010 (Volume 1 in the Grandin Lecture Series). Released.
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 March, 2011)
Greg Kofford Books (Some of these have been forthcoming for some time. Here’s hoping for a 2011 release!)
Fire and Sword: A History of the Latter-day Saints in Northern Missouri, 1836-39, Leland Gentry and Todd Compton
“Swell Suffering” A Biography of Maurine Whipple, Vada Tebbs Hale
150 Years of Song: Hymnody in the Reogranization, 1860-2010, Richard Clothier
Community of Christ: An Illustrated History by David Howlett, Barbara Walden and John Hamer
Joseph W. Musser?s Book of Remembrance edited by Drew Briney. Limted printing of 275.
Lorin C. Woolley?s School of the Prophets Minutes from 1932-1941 edited by Drew Briney. Published by Hindsight, 2009. 178 pp. Paper.This is the first publication of the minutes from Woolley?s School of the Prophets, a key resource for exploring the early period of Mormon fundamentalism. Many entries employed codes which (in all but a few stated instances) have been deciphered. The minutes, combined with Joseph Musser?s Book of Remembrance (item above), are critical to understanding the development of fundamentalism.. (Released) Description Courtesy of Benchmark Books.
The Hindsight website indicates plans for a number of books, including a biography of Alpheus Cutler, an annotated publication of the Trials of Matthias Cowley and John W. Taylor, etc.
Indiana University Press
Shakers, Mormons, and Religious Worlds: Conflicting Visions, Contested Boundaries, Steve Taysom (Released)
John Whitmer Books
Upon the Temple Lot: The Church of Christ’s Quest to Build the House of the Lord, Jean Addams (forthcoming)
The Persistence of Polygamy: Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy (Volume 1.), Newell Bringhurst and Craig Foster (forthcoming-first of 3 projected volumes)
Alexander: Joseph and Emma’s Far West Son by Ron Romig (released)
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. Dennis will be submitting it this year for consideration. Pending acceptance, it may appear in 2012.
Oxford University Press
Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair (Religion in America), by Reid Neilson (June 2011)
The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Post Bellum South, by Patrick Mason (Jan. 2011)
Modern Polygamy in the United States, edited by Cardell Jacobson and Laura Burton (Jan. 2011)
Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America, by David Holland (Jan. 2011)
Massacre at Mountain Meadows (paperback) (Jan. 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.
Matt Grow and Terryl Givens are working on a biography of Parley P. Pratt entitled Parley Parker Pratt: The St. Paul of Mormonism, which I’ve heard should be released in the next year.
Finally, 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. Though not a 2011 publication, this give us all something to look forward to.
Privately Published (This appears to be an ongoing series by an anonymous editor. Oversized hardcover, library binding, journal excerpts are compiled from a number of repositories including the Quinn Papers. Print runs were low–and they are available at Benchmark Books.)
The Nauvoo Diaries of William Clayton, Abridged. Privately published, 2010. 121 pp. Oversize brown cloth. $100.00. Limited to 150 copies. This fascinating edition of Clayton?s Nauvoo diaries includes about 30% more than the Nauvoo period of An Intimate Chronicle?additional entries shed more light on the tense origins of plural marriage and the beginnings of the Anointed Quorum. Description courtesy of Benchmark Books.
The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, Abridged. Privately published, 2010. 477 pp. Oversize brown cloth. $200.00. Limited to 150 copies. These fascinating diaries provide a very candid, personal look into the life of Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church. Coverage begins before his call as stake president through the end of his life. Lengthy entries reveal his initial distrust of George Q. Cannon following the death of John Taylor as well as the continual crusade to stamp out unauthorized post-Manifesto plural marriages. Description courtesy of Benchmark Books.
The Diaries of J. Reuben Clark, 1933-1961, Abridged. Privately published, 2010. 341 pp. Oversize brown cloth. Limited to 100 copies, of which 95 are for sale. $200.00. Matching his straightforward public persona, Clark’s diaries are similarly candid and to the point. Entries (many refer to Clark in the third person) give firsthand insight into decisions made by the First Presidency as well as Clark’s individual projects, including his various books. Coverage begins with Clark’s unexpected call into the First Presidency (unusual both for the delay in the call and for Clark not being a General Authority at the time) and ends shortly before his death. Two appendices (totaling 70 pages) are included: 1. Diaries of Stephen L. Richards, 1951-54, Abridged, 2. Diaries of Marion G. Romney, 1941-61, Abridged.
Rio Nuevo Publishers
The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love, & Revolution by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis
Candid Insights of a Mormon Apostle: The Diaries of Abraham H. Cannon, 1889-1895. Edward Leo Lyman, editor. 800 pp., limited fine edition, $125.00. ISBN: 978-1-56085-210-0. (Released)
The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History. Devery S. Anderson, editor. 500 pp., hardback, $49.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-211-7. (Forthcoming)
Dimensions of Faith: A Mormon Studies Reader. Stephen C. Taysom, editor. 500 pp., paperback, $28.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-212-4. (Forthcoming)
Why I Stay: The Challenges of Discipleship for Contemporary Mormons. Robert A. Rees, editor. 200 pp., hardback, $24.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-213-1. (Forthcoming)
The Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes. John S. Dinger, editor. 500 pp., hardback, $49.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-214-8. (forthcoming)
The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston. Victoria D. Burgess. 300 pp., hardback, $32.95. ISBN: 978-1-56085-215-5. (Forthcoming)
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.)
I’m told the 3 Volume Joseph Smith biography may be released early 2012.
*UPDATE: Release Dates*
Development of LDS Temple Worship March ? Due March 4, 2011
Nauvoo Polygamy (paperback edition) – Due April 1, 2011
Dimensions of Faith ? Due May 13, 2011
Why I Stay ? Due June 17, 2011
Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes ? Due August 5, 2011
The Midwife ? Due September 16, 2011
The Amazing Colossal Apostle ? Due November 18, 2011
The Backslider (paperback edition) ? Due December 19, 2011
Six Volume History of the Church by Joseph Smith, edited by Dan Vogel (forthcoming)
Beyond the Land of Gold: The Life and Times of Perry A. Burgess by Rebecca Valentine, Travis Thompson
University of Utah Press
At Rest in Zion: The Archaeology of Salt Lake City?s First Pioneer Cemetery by Shane A. Baker (forthcoming)
To The Peripheries of Mormondom: The Apostolic Around-The-World Journey of David O. McKay, 1920-1921 by Reid Neilson (forthcoming)
Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901-1924 by Reid L. Neilson (released)
Utah State University Press (descriptions courtesy of the publisher)
William Logan Hebner (author) and Michael L. Plyler (photographer), Southern Paiute: A Portrait. It is out and you can find more about it at http://www.usu.edu/usupress/books/index.cfm?isbn=7544 Lots of stuff about Mormonism and the Paiutes in this one. (forthcoming)
Claudia L. Bushman, editor, Pansy’s History: The Autobiography of Margaret E. P. Gordon, 1866?1966, vol. 12 of Life Writings of Frontier Women. Due out in late March/early April. Living one hundred years, Pansy Gordon’s memoir takes her from Anglican missionary to Indians in B.C. to Mormon genealogist in L.A. and across Canada and the American West. (forthcoming)
W. Paul Reeve and Michael Scott Van Wagenen, editors, Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural in Mormon History and Folklore. Due out in May. Mormon Bigfoot, Gadianton Robbers, raising the dead, UFOs, the Dream Mine, the Bear Lake monster, walking on water. (forthcoming)
John S. McCormick and John R. Sillito, Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly Revolutionary: Utah Radicalism, 1847?2007. Due out in May. While this isn’t specifically Mormon studies, McCormickand Sillito bring the Mormon church into their discussion throughout, beginning with radical social ideas within the nineteenth-century church and later through the history of splinter groups and the church’s reaction to radical political movements, especially socialism, within the state. (forthcoming)
Richard Francaviglia, Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient. Due out in July. Again, this is not solely Mormon history, but it includes a chapter on Utah that focuses on Mormonism and on such things as the conceptualizing of the Wasatch Front as Palestine. (forthcoming)
Tom Mould, Still, the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and the Mormon Folk Tradition. Due out in September or October. This study of personal revelation as folk practice is being touted by other folklorists as the most important Mormon folklore book in decades. (forthcoming)
Joseph Morris and the Saga of the Morrisites (revised ed.) by C. LeRoy Anderson.
Community Leadership on the Mormon Frontier, Donald Gene Pace (Looks like a self publication of a 1980s dissertation. That’s about exactly what I’d expect to pay for something like that…not.)
Forthcoming Issues of Mormon-Related Journals
BYU Studies (49:4, 2010)
Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ 4
Jeffrey R. Chadwick
?Strangers and Pilgrims?: The Challenge of the Real 39
Robert K. Thomas
A Poetics of the Restoration 45
George B. Handley
The Chicago Experiment: Finding the Voice and Charting the Course of Religious Education in the Church 91
Casey Paul Griffiths
When Are Chiasms Admissible as Evidence? 131
Boyd F. Edwards and W. Farrell Edwards
St. Louis Luminary: The Latter-day Saint Experience at the Mississippi River, 1854?1855 157
Susan Easton Black
The Hoarse Whisperer 73
David Milo Kirkham
City Dog 156
David J. Passey
?A Question on My Mind?: Robert McCorkle?s 1844 Letter to Joseph Smith 81
Hal Robert Boyd and Susan Easton Black
Backyard Alchemy by Lance Larsen
Reviewed by Casualene Meyer 179
The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures by Nicholas Wade
Reviewed by Brian Jackson 182
Excavating Nauvoo: The Mormons and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America by Benjamin C. Pykles
Reviewed by Richard K. Talbot 188
The Journal of Mormon History
Winter 2011 Table of Contents
Hunting for Jefferson Hunt-William P. MacKinnon vii
Fascinating and Classic-Ken Driggs ix
Unmasking Another Hofmann Forgery-Richard E. Turley Jr and Brian D. Reeves x
Female Ritual Healing in Mormonism-Jonathan A. Stapley and Kristine Wright 1
Closing the Church College of New Zealand: A Case Study in Church Education Policy-Scott C. Esplin 86
The Moste Desert Lukking Plase I Ever Saw, Amen!? The ?Failed? 1873 Arizona Mission to the Little Colorado River-Kevin H. Folkman 115
Roundtable Discussion: Perspectives on Parley Pratt?s Autobiography-Introduction-Benjamin E. Park 151
A ?Truly Eventful Life?: Writing the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt-Matthew J. Grow 153
Parley Pratt?s Autobiography as Personal Restoration and Redemption-Benjamin E. Park 158
Parley Pratt?s Literary Impulse-Ryan G. Tobler 164
Persecution, Memory, and Mormon Identity in Parley Pratt?s Autobiography-David W. Grua 168
On the Poetics of Self-Knowledge: Poetry in Parley Pratt?s Autobiography-Joseph M. Spencer 173
The Conversion of Parley Pratt: Investigating the Patterns of Mormon Piety-Matthew Bowman 178
The Conjugal Relationships of Parley P. Pratt as Portrayed in His Autobiography-Cheryl L. Bruno 187
Parley Pratt and the Problem of Separating Latin and Anglo America-David C. Knowlton 194
Indians, Mestizos, and Parley P. Pratt?s Chilean Mission-Jared Tamez 200
Nineteenth-Century Missiology of the LDS Bedfordshire Conference Ronald E. Bartholomew 206
John Longhurst, Magnum Opus: The Building of the Schoenstein Organ at the Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City
Blair Dee Hodges 246
Roger P. Minert, In Harm?s Way: East German Latter-day Saints in World War II
Robert M. Hogge 250
William E. Lass, Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Nature?s Highway, 1819?1935
Larry E. Morris 254
Mark L. Grover, A Land of Promise and Prophecy: Elder A. Theodore Tuttle in South America, 1960?1965
Blair G. Van Dyke 263
Robert S. McPherson, Comb Ridge and Its People: The Ethnohistory of a Rock 269
Journal of Mormon History Spring 2011 Tentative Contents (not set in stone–what does not make the Spring issue would likely then go into a subsequent issue)
Alexander H. Smith: Remembering a Son of Joseph and Emma Smith
Ronald E. Romig
Mormon Women and the Problem of Historical Agency
Catherine A. Brekus
The Power and Form of Godliness: Methodist Conversion Narratives and Joseph Smith’s First Vision
Christopher C. Jones
The Convert Bride and the Domestic Goddess: Refashioning Female Spirituality in Mormon Historical Films
Shaker Richard McNemar: The Earliest Book of Mormon Reviewer
The Seminary System on Trial: The 1978 Lanner v. Wimmer Lawsuit
Casey Paul Griffiths
Changing Portraits of the Elect Lady: Emma Smith in “Secular,” RLDS, and LDS Historiography, 1933?2005
Max Perry Mueller
Royal Skousen, ed. The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text
Brant A. Gardner
Gerald N. Lund. The Undaunted: The Miracle of the Hole-in-the-Rock Pioneers
Morris A. Thurston
Mary Jane Woodger, ed. Champion of Liberty: John Taylor
Kenneth L. Cannon II
Kevin L. Mortensen, comp. and ed. Witnessing the Hand of the Lord in the Dominican Republic
Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, and Steven C. Harper, eds. Revelations and Translations: Manuscript Revelation Books, Facsimile Edition
John W. Welch and Dallin T. Morrow
Alexander L. Baugh, ed. Days Never to be Forgotten: Oliver Cowdery
M. Guy Bishop
Mary Jane Woodger and Joseph H. Groberg. From the Muddy River to the Ivory Tower: The Journey of George H. Brimhall
Gary James Bergera
Richard E. Bennett. We’ll Find the Place: The Mormon Exodus, 1846?1848
Melvin L. Bashore
“I Would to God”: A Personal History of Isaac Haight, edited by Blanche Cox Clegg and Janet Burton Seegmiller
Richard E. Turley Jr.
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
You can see the table of contents for the latest issue of Dialogue here.
So, what did I miss? Anything stand out to you? Anything you’re particularly excited for?