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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Official site.

LDS Church News.

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.

Official Information About the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The Radical Mormon.

In the Library: Articles

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 [1940] (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

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"This Divided State" [2005], dir. Steven Greenstreet, 105m. In video stores. Michael Moore appearance provokes free speech debate at Utah Valley State College.

"God's Army" [2000], dir. Richard Dutcher, 108m. Respectful treatment of Mormon missionaries in Los Angeles.


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