Thomas G. Alexander

THOMAS G. ALEXANDER is professor of history and director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University

The Church and the Law | Dallin H. Oaks, “The Suppression of the Nauvoo Expositor,” and Orma Linford, “The Mormons and the Law: The Polygamy Cases”

Articles/Essays – Volume 01, No. 2

Throughout the nineteenth century, the Church and its leaders were regularly involved with federal and state law. The recent article by Professor Dallin H. Oaks[1] is a prudent, well researched attempt to deal with one…

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Federal Authority Versus Polygamic Theocracy: James B. McKean and the Mormons, 1870-1875

Articles/Essays – Volume 01, No. 3

Dialogue 5.3 (Fall 1966): 85–100
During the years of the Utah Territory, outsiders got appointed to the terrority to serve in various positions. For the most part, these Gentiles weren’t sympathetic towards the church, and one of the more famous outsiders is Chief Justice James B. McKean who tried to crack down on plural marriage.

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An Ambiguous Heritage | Jerrold L. Newquist, Prophets, Principles and National Survival

Articles/Essays – Volume 02, No. 3

Mr. Newquist attempts in this book to present a particular view of the relationship between the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and current political, economic, and social philosophy. The method…

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Reed Smoot, The L.D.S. Church and Progressive Legislation, 1903-1933

Articles/Essays – Volume 07, No. 1

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The Word of Wisdom: From Principle to Requirement

Articles/Essays – Volume 14, No. 3

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“To Maintain Harmony”: Adjusting to External and Internal Stress 1890-1930

Articles/Essays – Volume 15, No. 4

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An Approach to the Mormon Past: Mormonism and the American Experience by Klaus J. Hansen

Articles/Essays – Volume 16, No. 4

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The Intellectual in the Service of the Faith?: The Pursuit of Understanding

Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 1

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Substantial, Important, Brilliant: Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition by Jan Shipps

Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 4

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Historiography and the New Mormon History: A Historian’s Perspective

Articles/Essays – Volume 19, No. 3

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B.H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon | Studies of the Book of Mormon

Articles/Essays – Volume 19, No. 4

Dialogue 19.4 (Winter 1988):157–192
The major problem with the “Study” is that, if one takes it as anything more than an analysis of possibilities, it must be viewed as an example of the genetic fallacy (that something can be explained solely by its cultural context).

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A Valuable Addition to the Literature: Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith

Articles/Essays – Volume 25, No. 1

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Wilford Woodruff and the Mormon Reformation of 1855-57

Articles/Essays – Volume 25, No. 2

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Learn from the Stories, Pity the Prejudice: Mormons in Transition by Leslie Reynolds

Articles/Essays – Volume 30, No. 3

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Multi-Faceted and Extraordinarily Capable: In the World: The Diaries of Reed Smoot edited by Harvard S. Heath

Articles/Essays – Volume 31, No. 4

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