In 2005, the John Whitmer Historical Association launched a new publishing imprint, John Whitmer Books.

In the years following, John Whitmer Books has built an extensive catalog of important titles relating to the history of the Restoration Movement.

These titles include particular emphasis on the Early Church, the RLDS/Community of Christ and the Eastern branches of the movement.

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John Whitmer Books continually seeks scholarly manuscripts for publication. Our focus is on the early church through 1844 and the broader movement thereafter. During this later era, special emphasis is given to the history of the Community of Christ, followed by topics relating to the Latter Day Saint movement.

Interested authors should send a query letter explaining their book, either (1) with an outline, table of contents, and 1-3 complete chapters, or (2) with a completed manuscript. Submissions should be formatted using the most recent Chicago Manual of Style and forwarded to the Editor, jwbooks@jwha.info.

The John Whitmer Books editorial board, in conjunction with the JWHA board, will review the submission to determine viability and fit. The committee will either (1) accept the manuscript, (2) invite revision and resubmission, or (3) reject the manuscript. Please allow the Board at least three months to respond. Materials submitted to John Whitmer Books cannot be returned.

We thank you in advance for your good work as well as your interest in the press.

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Reviews of Selected John Whitmer Books

Book cover for "The Persistence of Polygamy: Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy"

The Persistence of Polygamy: Joseph Smith and the Origins of Mormon Polygamy

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Book cover for "The Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith's Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844-1890"

The Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith’s Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844-1890

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Book cover for "The Persistence of Polygamy: Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present"

The Persistence of Polygamy: Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy from 1890 to the Present

Edited by Newell G. Bringhurst
and Craig L. Foster

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Book cover for "Eighth Witness: The Biography of John Whitmer"

Eighth Witness: The Biography of John Whitmer

Ronald E. Romig

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Book cover for "Herstories: Ten Autobiographical Narratives of RLDS Women"

Herstories: Ten Autobiographical Narratives of RLDS Women

Danny L. Jorgensen and Joni Wilson

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