Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mormon History Association Awards

  • Best Book: "Massacre at Mountain Meadows," (Oxford University Press) by Ronald W. Walker,  Richard E. Turley and Glen M. Leonard 
  • Steven F. Christensen Best Documentary Award: "The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Volume 1 1832-1839," (The Church Historians Press) compiled by Dean C. Jessee, Mark Ashurst-McGee and Richard L. Jensen of the Church History Department.
  • Smith-Petit Best First Book: "At Sword's Point: A Documentary History of the Utah War to 1858," (University of Oklahoma Press) by William P. MacKinnon.
  • Ella Larsen Turner -- Ella Ruth Turner Begera Best Biography Award: "Mormonism's Last Colonizer: The Live and Times of William H. Smart" (Utah State University Press) by William B. Smart
  • Ella Larsen Turner -- Ella Ruth Turner Begera Best Biography Award: "Leonard J. Arrington: A Historian's Life" (The Arthur H. Clark Co.) by Gary Topping.
  • Leonard J. Arrington Award for distinguished and meritorious service to Mormon History: Edward Leo Lyman, distinguished scholar of Western transportation and community history, specializing in Mormon politics and migrations.
  • Best Article Award: "An 'American Mahomet': Joseph Smith, Muhamed, and the Problem of Prophets in Antebellum America" by Spencer J. Fluhman (Journal of Mormon History).
  • Honorable mentions for published articles: Samuel Brown for "The Translator and the Ghostwriter: Joseph Smith and W. W. Phelps" (Journal of Mormon History) and Matthew Bowman for "The Crisis of Mormon Christology: History, Progress and Protestantism" (Fides Et Historia, Journal of the Conference on Faith and History).
  • Best Dissertation Award: Zion Rising: Joseph Smith's Early Social and Political Thought (Arizona State University) by Mark Ashurst-McGee.

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