Early Mormonism and the Archaeological World View

Jillian Sayre

Rutgers University

Jillian Sayre is an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University – Camden. She has current and forthcoming work in Papers of the James Fenimore Cooper Society, Lone Star Rhetoric, Networked Humanities, and Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon. She is a former First Book Institute fellow at the Center for American Literary Studies at Pennsylvania State University and is currently developing her manuscript Mourning the Nation to Come: The Scryptural Economy of Post-Revolutionary American Literatures, a comparative study of early national romances in North and South America.


"Early Mormonism and the Archaeological World View" connects the emergence of American archaeology to early Mormon church history, tracing a shared preoccupation with a legible landscape as spiritual or cultural inheritance.... [ view full abstract ]


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