RESEARCH

Numerous authors and scholars have devoted themselves to keeping alive the history of the Mormon pioneers. The Gates of Eden was informed and guided by their work. Thank you.

BOOKS / PERIODICALS

  • A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • The Polygamous Wives Writing Club, Paula Kelly Harline
  • Tell My Story, Too, Jolene Allphin
  • Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, Will Bagley
  • The Mountain Meadows Massacre, Juanita Brooks
  • Brigham Young: American Moses, Leonard J. Arrington
  • The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail, Wallace Stegner
  • Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1854-1860, Kenneth Holmes
  • Women’s Voices from the Oregon Trail, Susan Butruille
  • History of Utah: 1540-1886, Hubert Hugh Bancroft
  • Devil’s Gate: Brigham Young and the Great Mormon Handcart Tragedy, David Roberts
  • Recollections of a Handcart Pioneer of 1860, Mary Ann Hafen
  • Great Basin Kingdom: Economic History of the Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1900, Leonard J. Arrington
  • Mormon Country, Wallace Stegner
  • Mormon Polygamy: A History, Richard Van Wagoner
  • Women’s Voices from the Western Frontier, Susan Butruille
  • Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey, Lillian Schlissel
  • Journal of Discourses, collection of writings by Brigham Young and others
  • The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, proselytizing newspaper published in Liverpool, England
  • A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Emma Smith

LIBRARIES / ARCHIVES

Special thanks to:

  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • Oregon State Library
  • J. Willard Marriott Digital Library, University of Utah
  • Google Books (books.google.com)
  • NewspaperArchive.com

SPECIAL GRATITUDE

I am especially indebted to a wide circle of generous and talented editors, readers, scholars and archivists. Allow me to introduce you