Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California (review)

Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California (review) Western American Literature Spring 2009 every primary source we could find" (x). The book is distinctive because of their painstaking search through the LDS library and archives. According to the authors, church leaders supported their research by offering full disclosure. Walker, Turley, and Leonard situate their entry in the Mountain Meadows canon within the continued fascination surrounding the event. A recent movie and a documentary have further fueled public interest in the massacre. Walker, Turley, and Leonard's research is most notable for including Assistant Church Historian Andrew Jenson's field notes. Jenson was responsible for collecting accounts of the massacre in 1892. However, the authors' attempt to place the massacre within the psychological analysis of group violence needs more than the passing references they give. Nonetheless, the book is a must-read for scholars of the Mountain Meadows Massacre and LDS history. Framing the history in a narrative style makes the information approachable for non-academic readers as well. Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California. By Jeanne Farr McDonnell. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2008. 258 pages, $50.00/$22.95. Reviewed by Anne Goldman Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA Independent scholars have written some of the finest biographies of our day. Unfortunately, this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western American Literature The Western Literature Association

Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California (review)

Western American Literature, Volume 44 (1) – Jun 15, 2009

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Western American Literature Spring 2009 every primary source we could find" (x). The book is distinctive because of their painstaking search through the LDS library and archives. According to the authors, church leaders supported their research by offering full disclosure. Walker, Turley, and Leonard situate their entry in the Mountain Meadows canon within the continued fascination surrounding the event. A recent movie and a documentary have further fueled public interest in the massacre. Walker, Turley, and Leonard's research is most notable for including Assistant Church Historian Andrew Jenson's field notes. Jenson was responsible for collecting accounts of the massacre in 1892. However, the authors' attempt to place the massacre within the psychological analysis of group violence needs more than the passing references they give. Nonetheless, the book is a must-read for scholars of the Mountain Meadows Massacre and LDS history. Framing the history in a narrative style makes the information approachable for non-academic readers as well. Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California. By Jeanne Farr McDonnell. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2008. 258 pages, $50.00/$22.95. Reviewed by Anne Goldman Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA Independent scholars have written some of the finest biographies of our day. Unfortunately, this

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