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Massacre at Mountain Meadows: A Scholarly Discussion (Announcement)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 22, 2008

Massacre at Mountain Meadows:
A Scholarly Discussion
September 5, 2008 | 7pm
Main Auditorium
Salt Lake City Public Library
(200 East/400 South)
Free and Open to the Public

Join three of the Nation’s Leading Scholars for a thought
provoking discussion of the highly-anticipated book,
Massacre at Mountain Meadows (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Dr. John Mack Faragher
Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History
Yale University

Dr. Philip Barlow
Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture
Utah State University

Dr. Donald Fixico
Distinguished Foundation Professor of History
Arizona State University

These distinguished panelists will offer both insights and questions that will place the Massacre within a deeper context of violence, imperialism, and religiosity in the U.S. West. Richard Turley, co-author of Massacre at Mountain Meadows will respond to the panel’s critique and the audience will then be invited to join the conversation.

Presented by:
The University of Utah’s American West Center
The Charles Redd Center for Western History at BYU
The Mormon History Association
The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah
The Tanner Center for Non-Violent Human Rights
at The University of Utah
The Salt Lake City Public Library



  1. I hope to post reviews of this panel discussion, besides my own. Anyone who attends and is willing to share a written evaluation (whether a single paragraph or a full-scale review) for publication as part of a post, please do so. The address is Keepapitchinin (note that it ends “inin” and not just “in”) atAOL dotcom.

    Juvenile Instructor is also soliciting comments.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 22, 2008 @ 7:33 am

  2. Thanks for the heads up. (I am also glad you put “announcement” in the title, it caught my attention.)

    Comment by BHodges — August 22, 2008 @ 8:58 am

  3. I’ll eagerly await your report.

    Comment by Clark — August 22, 2008 @ 10:43 am

  4. […] Panel at SLC Public Library. Looks good. (Ardis also mentioned it and will be posting notes from […]

    Pingback by MMM Panel : Mormon Metaphysics — August 22, 2008 @ 10:50 am

  5. I wish that they were having a similar panel discussion here in Arkansas. I guess I’ll have to rely entirely on reviews that are posted.

    Comment by Steve C. — August 22, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

  6. Steve, Rick Turley and Bill MacKinnon are speaking about their respective books in Norman, Oklahoma, in October — any chance you could get there? Not the same as this, I know, but I’ll try to get the relevant information and post it, along with any other “tours” I hear about.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 22, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

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