Brent M. Rogers is a historian and documentary editor for The Joseph Smith Papers. He earned a BA with honors in history from San Diego State University, an MA in public history from California State University, Sacramento, and a PhD with emphasis in nineteenth-century United States history from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Brent is the author of “A ‘distinction between Mormons and Americans’: Mormon Indian Missionaries, Federal Indian Policy, and the Utah War,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 82.4 (Fall 2014): 250-271, which won the Western History Association’s 2015 Arrington-Prucha Prize for Best Article on the History of Religion in the West. His first monograph, Unpopular Sovereignty: Mormons and the Federal Management of Early Utah Territory, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in 2017. Brent is also co-editor of Journals Volume 3: May 1843- June 1844, in The Joseph Smith Papers (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2015) and Documents Volume 3: February 1833-March 1834, in The Joseph Smith Papers (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2014).