Newell G. Bringhurst

Newell G. Bringhurst is Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. He is the author of Brigham Young and the Expanding American FrontierFawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer’s Life, and co-editor of numerous titles, including Black and Mormon and The Mormon Church and Blacks: A Documentary History. Bringhurst is past president of both the Mormon History Association and the John Whitmer Historical Association. He lives in Visalia, California, with his wife.

Newell is author of Saints, Slaves, and Blacks: The Changing Place of Black People Within Mormonism and contributed a chapter to Excavating Mormon Pasts: The New Historiography of the Last Half Century