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The 220 letters selected for this book offer a fresh and intimate encounter with Juanita Brooks, one of the most influential historians of Utah and the Mormons. Born and raised in the small and remote agricultural village of Bunkerville, Nevada, Brooks lived most most of her life in St. George, Utah, and rose to prominence following the 1950 publication of her landmark book, The Mountain Meadows Massacre. Her unwavering commitment to honest scholarship continues to inspire younger generations laboring to produce excellent objective history.
 
The letters in this volume, written from 1941 to 1978, trace Brooks’s development from fledgling historian to recognized authority. Serving almost as an autobiography of her interactions with her contemporaries, this selection provides a new perspective on Brooks’s personality and growth as a scholar. Richly detailed, chatty, and covering a wide array of subjects, the letters afford an important glimpse into Brooks’s struggles, concerns, and interests.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Editorial Procedures
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 1. 1941–1943 Mentoring under Dale Morgan
  2. pp. 10-37
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  1. 2. 1944–1946 Laboring with Quicksand and Cactus
  2. pp. 38-86
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  1. 3. 1947–1950 Publishing Mountain Meadows Massacre
  2. pp. 87-123
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  1. 4. 1951–1952 Aftermath of the Mountain Meadows Massacre Book
  2. pp. 124-148
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  1. 5. 1953–1956 Editing the John D. Lee Diaries
  2. pp. 149-179
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  1. 6. 1957–1959 Writing the John D. Lee Biography
  2. pp. 180-203
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  1. 7. 1960–1961 Move to Salt Lake City and the Reinstatement of John D. Lee
  2. pp. 204-234
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  1. 8. 1962 Completing the Hosea Stout Journals
  2. pp. 235-257
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  1. 9. 1963–1964 Back in St. George and Receiving an Honorary Degree
  2. pp. 258-288
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  1. 10. 1965–1966 Looking for Her Next Major Project
  2. pp. 289-314
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  1. 11. 1967–1969 Continual Insistence on Truth in Mormon History
  2. pp. 315-348
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  1. 12. 1970–1971 Passing of Will Brooks and Back to Salt Lake City
  2. pp. 349-382
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  1. 13. 1972–1978 Her Final Letters
  2. pp. 383-410
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 411-478
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 479-492
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607816485
Related ISBN
9781607816478
MARC Record
OCLC
1089274472
Pages
517
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-22
Language
English
Open Access
No
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