Missouri Historical Review


The Missouri Historical Review, an award-winning scholarly quarterly, has served as the cornerstone of SHSMO's publication program since 1906. This richly illustrated journal features recent scholarship on all facets of the state's history. The Missouri Historical Review also contains reviews of and notes on recently published books about the history of the state and local areas and the lives of Missourians.

Receiving the Missouri Historical Review is one of many benefits of becoming an SHSMO member. You can also make a contribution directly supporting the journal. Questions about purchasing individual issues, past or current, should be sent to contact@shsmo.org.

Past Issues

Current Issue

October 2016 (Vol. 111, No. 1)

Feature Articles

"The Free People, Who Have Bought Themselves, Are Not Much Inclined to It,
but the Others Are in Favor of It"
Patterns of Black Enlistment in Civil War Missouri, 1863–1865
1 By Miller W. Boyd, III "What of the Farmer?"
World War II Comes to the Ozarks—The Creation of Camp Crowder
25 By Kimberly Harper Hack Work
The Making of the Judiciary Article of the 1945 Missouri Constitution
44 By Kenneth H. Winn and Paul R. Otto

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia
A Man of Many Words: The Allen Walker Read Papers
By Laura R. Jolley

Book Reviews

The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border
By Christopher Phillips
Reviewed by George C. Rable Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation
By James W. Endersby and William T. Horner
Reviewed by Peter Wallenstein Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America
By Kristen Layne Anderson
Reviewed by Andre M. Fleche Ioway Life: Reservation and Reform, 1837–1860
By Greg Olson
Reviewed by Eric Steven Zimmer Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment
By Micah W. Kubic
Reviewed by William S. Worley Dividing the Union: Jesse Burgess Thomas and the Making of the Missouri Compromise
By Matthew W. Hall
Reviewed by Scott Heerman Harry & Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership That Created the Free World
By Lawrence J. Haas
Reviewed by Richard S. Kirkendall Kansas City: A Food Biography
By Andrea Broomfield
Reviewed by Bruce Kraig

Book Notes

Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy
Edited by Susan Flader
Back Yonder: An Ozark Chronicle
By Wayman Hogue, edited by Brooks Blevins
Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900–1930
By Joseph Heathcott and Angela Dietz
The Historic 1830s German Immigration to Missouri
By Anita M. Mallinckrodt, James F. Muench, Marc Houseman, and Cathie Schoppenhorst
The History of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
By Paul W. Bass
Dirt, Sweat, and Diesel: A Family Farm in the Twenty-First Century
By Steven L. Hilty
The Star between the Rivers: A History of the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department, 1805–2015
St. Charles County Government

News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

Pumpkin Harvest, St. Louis County, photograph by Charles Trefts (1887–1963), date of photo unknown. [Trefts Collection, P0034-1649, SHSMO-C]