More and more established scholars seem to be publishing e-books. The latest is by award-winning historian Jared Farmer. Check out his free Mormons in the Media, 1830-2012. I just downloaded it and was blown away by the images. The book includes chapters with the following titles:
“The Whiteness of Mormons”
“A Mormon President?”
Thanks to John Turner for bringing it to my attention at Religion in American History.
Here is the description:
Welcome to Mormons in the Media, a free educational e-book archive of nearly 500 images about Mormons and Mormonism in U.S. politics and the public sphere, from Joseph Smith to Mitt Romney. Select one of the two formats, and click on the appropriate icon to begin downloading. (Please note that these large files may take several minutes to load.)
This unique visual collection comprises magazine illustrations, book covers, photographs, political cartoons, movie posters, film stills, sheet music, broadsides, advertisements, postcards, websites, and other ephemera. Mormons in the Media considers both outside views of Mormons—including historic anti-Mormon propaganda—and media images promulgated by Latter-day Saints themselves. This topical reference work also features a preface, a fact sheet, a list of suggested readings, and bibliographic citations.
Your curator is Jared Farmer, professor of history and prize-winning author of On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape (Harvard, 2008).