Tuesday, June 19, 2007

2007 MHA Awards

  • Best Book -- "An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870-1920," by Carol Cornwall Madsen, published by BYU Press
  • Best First Book -- "God Has Made Us a Kingdom: James Strang and the Midwest Mormons," by Vickie Cleverley Speek, published by Signature Books
  • Best Biography -- "A Rascal by Nature, a Christian by Yearning: A Mormon Autobiography," by Levi S. Peterson, published by the University of Utah Press
  • Best documentary — dual awards to: "The Diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Utah Years 1871-1886," edited by Donald Godfrey and Kenneth Godfrey for BYU Religious Studies; and "On the Way to Somewhere Else: European Sojourners in the Mountain West, 1834-1930," by Michael Homer for Arthur H. Clark and Co.
  • Best International Mormon History Publication — "Taking the Gospel to the Japanese, 1901-2001," edited by Reid L. Neilson and Van C. Gessel, BYU Press.
  • Best Family/Community History — "Building the Kingdom in Samoa, 1888-2005: History, Personal Narratives, and Images Portraying Latter-day Saints' Experiences in the Samoan Islands," edited by R. Carl Harris, Peczuh Printing
  • Best Article — "Without Purse or Script in Scotland," by Polly Aird in "Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought" (Summer 2006).
  • Awards of Excellence — "Mormonism in Montana," by Brian Q. Cannon in "Montana: The Magazine of Western History" (Spring 2006) and "Mormonism and Guerrillas in Bolivia," by David C. Knowlton, Journal of Mormon History (Fall 2006).
  • Best Undergraduate Paper — "Daniel W. Jones and the Beginnings of Latter-day Saint Settlement in Arizona," by Christopher C. Jones, BYU.
  • Best Graduate Paper — "Raising the Dead: Mormons, Evangelicals and Miracles in America," by Matthew Bowman, Georgetown University.
  • Special Citations — James L. Kimball (retired) and Ronald G. Watt of the LDS Church Archives.
  • The Leonard Arrington Award went to Davis Bitton
  • The Thomas L. Kane Award went to Robert Goldberg of the University of Utah.

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