In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Louis Gerteis discusses his scholarship on Civil War Missouri and reflects on the legacy of colleague and friend James Neal Primm.
Louis Gerteis holds a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin. He is professor emeritus of history at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. He is the author of several books, including Civil War St. Louis and The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History.