Department of History
Provo, UT 84602
From its founding in the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American faith, drew thousands of converts but far more critics. In
"A Peculiar People"
, Professor Fluhman offers a comprehensive history of anti-Mormon thought and the associated passionate debates about religious authenticity in nineteenth-century America. He argues that understanding anti-Mormonism provides critical insight into the American psyche because Mormonism became a potent symbol around which ideas about religion and the state took shape.
Dr. Nokes, in his book, "Building Students' Historical Literacies", explores the notion of historical literacy, adopts a research-supported stance on literacy processes, and promotes the integration of content-area literacy instruction into history content teaching. It is unique in its focus on the discipline-specific literacies of historical inquiry. Literacy is addressed from a historian's rather than a literacy specialist's point of view. A broad range of texts is surveyed, including those that historians and non-historians both use and produce in understanding history.
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