Samuel Alonzo Dodge graduated in April 2010 from Brigham Young University with a BA in history. His essay “Enclosures and Open Land” was published in the BYU student journal Americana (2009). He was a recipient of BYU’s Office of Research and Creative Activities project grant, which led him to write and present his essay “The History of the History: Rediscovering Joseph’s First Vision” at the Mormon History Association meeting in 2010. He also coproduced a historical documentary, Joseph Smith’s First Vision: Seeking the Accounts (2010), and served a full-time LDS mission to the Dominican Republic. He is a graduate student of early United States history at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.
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