Articles/Essays – Volume 5, No. 3
The Manipulation of History: Can We Manipulate the Past? By Fawn Brodie
1970: Marvin Hill, “The Manipulation of History” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 5 No. 3 (1970):96–99.
Marvin S Hill was responding to Fawn Brodie’s lecture at the Hotel Utah in 1970 called “Can We Manipulate the Past?” Her point in giving it was she was claiming that the people in charge only emphasize the points of history that fit their gains. She then compared that to Church Leaders only focusing on Joseph Smith’s early attitudes towards slavery, but then she claimed that Church Leaders didn’t focus on the fact that in the future he changed his mind regarding Slavery and became more against it, kind of like Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson. Marvin S Hill kept mentioning that she overlooked certain aspects.