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Review of Conversations with Mormon Historians

Review by Spencer W. McBride Spencer W. McBride is the author of Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (University of Virginia Press, 2017) and a historian and documentary editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project, Salt Lake City, Utah. At the core, Conversations with Mormon Historians, is a book that features

Conversations with Mormon Historians: A Unique Book

By Alexander L. Baugh Professor of Church history and Doctrine, BYU It’s obvious that historians write about history—the events that shaped it and the people who made it—but they rarely write about themselves. However, I discovered that historians are much more open when it comes to talking about themselves and their approach to history. So

A Major Shift in 2009

This year will bring a major demographic shift on planet earth. By the end of the year, for the first time in human history, more people will live in urban settings than rural. By the end of 2009, more than three billion people will live in cities, a third of them in slums (see Jonas