Mormon American History, Life & Values
On the Web: Specialized Sites
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Official site.
The Mormon Church. Anti-Mormon site maintained by Rick A. Ross Institute for the Study of Destructive Cults, Controversial Groups & Movements.
Mormonism & the LDS Church. Official site.
Alexander, Thomas G. "Sylvester Q. Cannon & the revival of environmental consciousness in the Mormon community," Environmental History 3,4 (10/98):488-507.
Bennion, Lowell C. "The geographic dynamics of Mormondom,1965-95," Sunstone 18,3 (1995):21-32.
Campbell, Douglas. "'White' or 'pure': five vignettes," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 29,4 (1996):119-36.
Copeland, David A. "The 'Mormon problem' & the press," in F. Hutton & B.S. Reed (eds.) Outsiders in 19th-Century Press History (Bowling Green OH: Bowling Green State U., 1995).
Dunfey, Julie. "Mormon women & polygamy in the 19th c.," Feminist Studies 10 (1984).
Moench, Melodie. "19th-c. Mormons: the New Israel," Dialogue 12,1 (1979):42-56.
Parry, Keith. "Joseph Smith & the Indians: the clash of sacred histories," Dialogue 18,4 (1985):65-80.
Pollitt, Katha. "Polymaritally perverse," Nation (10/4/99):10. Mormons & polygamy.
Shipps, Jan. "The genesis of Mormonism," in C. Hackett (ed.) Religion & American Culture (NY, 1995), pp. 169-84.
__________. "The neglected story of Mormonism today: what Mike Wallace missed," Sunstone 19,3 (1996):82-86.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Alexander, Thomas. Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-Day Saints, 1890-1930 (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1986).
Bagley, Will. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young & the Massacre at Mountain Meadows (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 2002).
Bigler, David L. Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896 (Logan: Utah State U., 1998).
Bushman, Richard L., Reid L. Neilson & Jed Woodworth (eds). Believing History: Latter-Day Saint Essays (NY: Columbia, 2003).
Denton, Sally. American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857 (NY: Knopf, 2003).
__________. Faith & Betrayal (NY: Knopf, 2005). 19th-c. Englishwoman's conversion, emigration to Utah & disillusionment with Mormon way of life.
Gordon, Sarah Barringer. The Mormon Question: Polygamy & Constitutional Conflict in 19th-C. America (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2002).
Gottlieb, Bob & Peter Wiley. America's Saints: The Rise of Mormon Power (NY: Putnam, 1984).
Leone, Mark P. The Roots of Modern Mormonism (NY: Cambridge, 1979).
Ludlow, Daniel H. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Mormonism (NY, 1992).
Mauss, Armand. The Angel & the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1994).
McCormick, John S. & John R. Shillito (eds.) A World We Thought We Knew: Readings in Utah History (Salt Lake City, 1995).
McNiff, William J. Heaven on Earth: A Planned Mormon Society  (Philadelphia: Porcupine, 1972).
Ostling, richard N. & Joan K. Ostling. Mormon America: The Power & the Promise (San Francisco: Harper, 1999).
Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1987).
Williams, Terry Tempest. Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family & Place (NY: Pantheon, 1991).
__________. Leap: A Traveller in the Garden of Delights (NY: Pantheon, 2000).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"This Divided State" , dir. Steven Greenstreet, 105m. In video stores. Michael Moore appearance provokes free speech debate at Utah Valley State College.
"God's Army" , dir. Richard Dutcher, 108m. Respectful treatment of Mormon missionaries in Los Angeles.