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Alexander, Thomas G. 1935-

Overview
Works: 232 works in 344 publications in 1 language and 8,009 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography  Biographies  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BX8611, 289.303
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Most widely held works by Thomas G Alexander
Brigham Young, the Quorum of the Twelve, and the Latter-Day Saint investigation of the Mountain Meadows Massacre by Thomas G Alexander( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 11, 1857, a wagon train of emigrants passing through the Utah Territory on their way to California were massacred at Mountain Meadows. Although today's historians agree that the principal perpetrators were members of the Mormon militia in southern Utah, how much the central Mormon leadership, especially Brigham Young at the top, knew about the massacre, when and how they learned about it, and the extent of a cover up afterward are still matters of controversy and debate.In this 12th volume of the Arrington Lecture Series, Thomas Alexander (Lemuel Redd Professor of
Great Basin Kingdom revisited : contemporary perspectives by Thomas G Alexander( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book frames questions about the direction of Mormon history, poses issues about land use and settlement in the West, explores the myths surrounding irrigation, and reflects aspects of the Mormon Western experience. Each of the contributors takes a fresh look at Leonard J. Arrington's Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1900 thirty years after the original publication of this influential work. Essays by seven prominent scholars have been selected and each presents a critical evaluation of the impact of Great Basin Kingdom on their respective disciplines. Great Basin Kingdom is explored from such diverse points of view as environmental studies, literature, sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, and history"--Book jacket
Mormonism in transition : a history of the Latter-Day Saints, 1890-1930 by Thomas G Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history covers a period of Mormonism's development from 1890 to 1930. Portraying the turn-of-the-century Church in a state of flux, Alexander demonstrates the process of solidification of its organizational structure, external affairs policy, and cultural institutions over the 30 years that followed. Thoroughly documenting his arguments, he answers many questions about the origins of contemporary Mormon practices
Things in heaven and earth : the life and times of Wilford Woodruff, a Mormon prophet by Thomas G Alexander( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The A to Z of Mormonism by Davis Bitton( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to Mormon history, beliefs, practices, and terminology, with additional entries on key periods in the faith's history, biographical sketches of important figures, a chronology, and lists of church leaders and temples
Historical dictionary of Mormonism by Davis Bitton( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clears up many of the misconceptions held about Mormonism and its members, making it an essential reference.--[p. 4 de la p. de couv.]
Utah's history by Richard D Poll( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clash of interests : Interior Department and Mountain West, 1863-96 by Thomas G Alexander( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century America was boasted as "the land of the free". And it was- if a person happened to be an Anglo-American Protestant farmer. But what of the Indian, the Mormon, the cattleman, and the logger? They were dissatisfied. Why? What made the difference in the Mountain West? Federal misperception and mismanagement. Perceiving the Mountain West to be an undeveloped Midwest, the government ignored territorial interests and needs. Here is an exploration of the arguments used for and against federal policies and an examination of the actual needs of the Mountain West. -- from Book Jacket
Mormons & Gentiles : a history of Salt Lake City by Thomas G Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the American West, 1973-1974( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mormon people, their character and traditions( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the American West, 1974-1975( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soul-butter and hog wash" and other essays on the American West( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dependent commonwealth : Utah's economy from statehood to the Great Depression by Leonard J Arrington( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of multiple-use management in the Intermountain West : a history of Region 4 of the Forest Service by Thomas G Alexander( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brigham Young and the expansion of the Mormon faith by Thomas G Alexander( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah's first territorial governor, Brigham Young (1801-77) shaped a religion, a migration, and the American West. He led the Saints to Utah, guided the establishment of 350 settlements, and inspired the Mormons as they weathered unimaginable trials and hardships. Although he generally succeeded, some decisions, especially those regarding the Mormon Reformation and the Black Hawk War, were less than sound. In this new biography, historian Thomas G. Alexander draws on a lifetime of research to provide an evenhanded view of Young and his leadership. Following the murder in 1844 of church founder Joseph Smith, Young bore a heavy responsibility: ensuring the survival and expansion of the church and its people. Alexander focuses on Young's leadership, his financial dealings, his relations with non-Mormons, his families, and his own deep religious conviction. Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith addresses such controversial issues as the practice of polygamy (Young himself had fifty-five wives), relations and conflicts between Mormons and Indians, and the circumstances and aftermath of the horrific events of Mountain Meadows in 1857. Although Young might have done better, Alexander argues that he bore no direct responsibility for the tragedy. Young relied on the counsel of his associates, and at times, the Mormon people pushed back to prevent him from implementing changes. In some cases, such as polygamy and the doctrine of blood atonement, the church leadership eventually rejected his views. Yet on the whole, Brigham Young emerges as a multifaceted human figure, and as a prophet revered by millions of LDS members, an inspired leader who successfully led his people to a distant land where their community expanded and flourished
Utah, the right place : the official centennial history by Thomas G Alexander( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 150 years : the Latter-day Saints in sesquicentennial perspective( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Twentieth century American West : contributions to an understanding( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Hunter Snow : pioneer--educator--statesman by Thomas G Alexander( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Brigham Young, the Quorum of the Twelve, and the Latter-Day Saint investigation of the Mountain Meadows Massacre
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Mormonism in transition : a history of the Latter-Day Saints, 1890-1930Things in heaven and earth : the life and times of Wilford Woodruff, a Mormon prophetThe A to Z of MormonismHistorical dictionary of MormonismUtah, the right place : the official centennial history
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Alexander, Thomas G. 1935-

Alexander, Thomas G. (Thomas Glen), 1935-

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English (113)