Featured Readings on Mormonism and the Pacific and Caribbean Islands

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Aikau, Hokulani K. A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i. University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Barber, Ian G. “Matakite, Mormon Conversions, and Māori-Israelite Identity Work in Colonial New Zealand.” Journal of Mormon History 41, no. 3 (2015): 167-220.
Barber, Ian G. “Between Biculturalism and Assimilation: The Changing Place of Maori Culture in the Twentieth-Century New Zealand Mormon Church.” New Zealand Journal of History 29, no. 2 (1995): 142-169.
Basquiat, Jennifer Huss. “Embodied Mormonism: Performance, Vodou and the LDS Faith in Haiti.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 37, no. 3 (2004): 1-34.
Beatty, Dylan. “Mamona and the Mau: Latter-day Saints Amidst Resistance in Colonial Samoa.” Pacific Studies 37, no. 1 (2014): 48-74.
Hendrix-Komoto, Amanda. “‘Playing the Whore’: The Domestic and Sexual Politics of Mormon Missionary Work on Tahiti Nui and in the Tuamotus.” Journal of Mormon History 41, no. 2: 58-96.
Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F. “Looking West: Mormonism and the Pacific World.” Journal of Mormon History 26, no. 1 (2000): 40-63.
Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F. and Reid Larkin Neilson, eds. Proclamation to the People: Nineteenth-century Mormonism and the Pacific Basin Frontier. University of Utah Press, 2008.
Newton, Marjorie. Tiki and Temple: The Mormon Mission in New Zealand, 1854-1958. Kofford Books, 2012.
Underwood, Grant. “Mormonism, the Maori and Cultural Authenticity.” Journal of Pacific History 35, no. 2 (2000): 133-146.