Vol. 117, No. 2, January 2023

Feature Articles

  • Down the Mississippi: An Account of a River Journey in the Summer of 1895 by P. W. Pogson, Part 2, edited and annotated by Kimberly Harper and John Brenner
  • George Warren Parker, the Pachyderms, and the Evolution of the Republican Party, by George E. Connor and Jeremy D. Walling
  • “Twenty-Five Percent of Our State’s History, and One Hundred Percent of My Political Life”: Senator Roy D. Blunt Reflects on His Half-Century in Missouri Politics

From the Stacks

Research Center–Rolla

  • Remembering the Mother Road: Route 66 in Missouri, by Kathleen Seale

Book Reviews

  • Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure, by Rinker Buck
    Reviewed by Gregg Andrews
  • The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945–1953, by Jeffrey Frank
    Reviewed by Larry Blomstedt
  • The Fundamental Institution: Poverty, Social Welfare, and Agriculture in American Poor Farms, by Megan Birk
    Reviewed by David E. Hamilton
  • Climbing the Ladder, Chasing the Dream: The History of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, by Candace O’Connor
    Reviewed by Vanessa Northington Gamble
  • The St. Louis Commune of 1877: Communism in the Heartland, by Mark Kruger
    Reviewed by Dan Graff

Book Notes

  • Iconic Restaurants of Kansas City, by Andrea Broomfield
  • Perry County Bicentennial 1821–2021: The Past 100 Years, by the Perry County Historical Society
  • A Perfectly Ordinary Paradise: An Intimate View of Life on Brawley Creek, by John Hess
  • Ozark Voices: Oral Histories from the Heartland, by Alex Sandy Primm
  • Drive-Ins of Route 66, by Michael Kilgore
  • Selected Photographs from the Missouri Pacific Historical Society Archives, by Charles A. Duckworth

News in Brief

Cover Description

Clearing snow on Mechanic Street in Miami, Missouri, circa 1945. [James T. Thorp Scrapbooks Collection, C1429]