Mormon Historical Studies - Spring 2008 | Vol. 9 | No. 1

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Introduction & Contents

Schools of the Prophets: An Early American Tradition by Joseph F. Darowski

Mapping Mormon Settlement in Caldwell County, Missouri by John Hamer

The Joseph Smith-Sylvia Sessions Plural Sealing: Polyandry or Polygyny? by Brian C. Hales

Women and LDS Church Sports by Jessie L. Embry

Conversations with Historians

“True to My Own Convictions”: A Conversation with Carol Cornwall Madsen –  Interview by Sheree Maxwell Bench


“The Sword of My Indignation”: John Whitmer’s Genesis Manuscript and 1861 Revelation by Kent P. Jackson

Historic Sites

“That They Might Rest Where the Ashes of the Latter-day Saints Reposed”: The Far West, Missouri, Burial Ground – by Michael S. Riggs and Alexander L. Baugh


Symposia on the Life of Wilford Woodruff by Kenneth R. Mays

Book Reviews

Race, Religion, Region: Landscapes of Encounter in the American West by Fay Botham and Sara M. Patterson – Reviewed by Richard V. Francaviglia, Professor of History and Geography at the University of Texas at Arlington

Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Miners and Southern Paiutes: W. Paul Reeve – Reviewed by Todd M. Kerstetter