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Compton, Todd 1952-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 2,408 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Records and correspondence  Folklore 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX8693,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Todd Compton
In sacred loneliness : the plural wives of Joseph Smith by Todd Compton( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victim of the muses : poet as scapegoat, warrior, and hero in Greco-Roman and Indo-European myth and history by Todd Compton( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widow's tale : the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney by Helen Mar Whitney( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
A frontier life : Jacob Hamblin, explorer and Indian missionary by Todd Compton( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todd Compton examines and disentangles many of the myths and controversies surrounding Hamblin. His Grand Canyon adventures and explorations as a guide alongside John Wesley Powell are well documented, as are his roles as a missionary, cultural liaison, and negotiator to the Indian tribes of southern Utah and Arizona
Mormonism and early Christianity by Hugh Nibley( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Widow's Tale: 1884-1896 Diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney by Todd Compton( )

3 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mormon culture has produced during its history an unusual number of historically valuable personal writings. Few such diaries, journals, and memoirs published have provided as rich and well rounded a window into their authors' lives and worlds as the diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney. Because it provides a rare account of the widely experienced situations and problems faced by widows, her record has relevance far beyond Mormon history though. As a teenager Helen Kimball had been a polygamous wife of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. She subsequently married Horace Whitney. Her children included the noted Mormon author, religious authority, and politician Orson F. Whitney. She herself was a leading woman in her church and society and a writer known especially for her defense of plural marriage. Upon Horace's death, she began keeping a diary. In it, she recorded her economic, physical, and psychological struggles to meet the challenges of widowhood. Her writing was introspective and revelatory. She also commented on the changing society around her, as Salt Lake City in the last decades of the nineteenth century underwent rapid transformation, modernizing and opening up from its pioneer beginnings. She remained a well-connected member of an elite group of leading Latter-day Saint women, and prominent Utah and Mormon historical figures appear frequently in her daily entries. Above all, though, her diary is an unusual record of difficulties faced in many times and places by women, of all classes, whose husbands died and left them without sufficient means to carry on the types of lives to which they had been accustomed
Fire and sword : a history of the Latter-day Saints in Northern Missouri, 1836-39 by Leland Homer Gentry( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An objective and foundational work about the Missouri period and the "Mormon War"--Especially from the summer of 1838 when Joseph Smith took over vigorous, personal direction of a new Zion until the spring of 1839 when he escaped after five months of imprisonment -- in which the authors attempt to tell the Missourians' side of the story as well as reveal the towering religious creativity of Joseph Smith and the unavoidable clash of religious stereotypes
The exile of the poet : bardic expulsion and death in the archaic Greek and Indo-European traditions by Todd Compton( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slickrock missions : Jacob Hamblin's communitarian expeditions across the Colorado by Todd Compton( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sacred lonliness : the plural wives of Joseph Smith by Todd Compton( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Was Jesus a feminist? by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The beginnings of Latter-day plurality : [rreview of Nauvoo polygamy: " ... but we called it celestial marriage"] by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fanny Alger Smith Custer Mormonism's first plural wife? by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Remember me in my affliction : Louisa Beaman and Eliza R. Snow letters, 1849 by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Counter-hierarchical revelation by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In & through the roughefist country it has ever been my lot to travel" : Jacob Hamblin's 1848 expedition across the Colorado by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conquering the Black Ridge : the communitarian road in pioneer Utah by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Becoming a "messenger of peace" : Jacob Hamblin in Tooele by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Heaven and hell : the parable of th eloving father and the judgmental son by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Widow's Tale: The 1884-1896 Diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney (Life writings of frontier women ; v. 6) by Todd Compton( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Compton, Todd

Compton, Todd M.

Compton, Todd M. 1952-

Compton, Todd M. (Todd Merlin), 1952-

Compton, Todd Merlin.

Compton, Todd Merlin 1952-

Todd Compton American historian

Todd Compton Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (47)

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Victim of the muses : poet as scapegoat, warrior, and hero in Greco-Roman and Indo-European myth and historyA widow's tale : the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball WhitneyA Widow's Tale: 1884-1896 Diary of Helen Mar Kimball WhitneyFire and sword : a history of the Latter-day Saints in Northern Missouri, 1836-39The Sacred lonliness : the plural wives of Joseph Smith