Sure, you think you know about the Ozarks. The home of Branson, the Baldknobbers, and the Beverly Hillbillies…right? Well, in this series, we'll talk about the Ozarks—a region covering roughly half of Missouri—as a cultural identity as well as a physical place. So, come along for a trip to the Ozarks. This episode features a conversation with Brooks Blevins about his new three-volume series on the Ozarks entitled A History of the Ozarks.
Brooks Blevins holds a Ph.D. in History from Auburn University. Presently, he serves as the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University. His book, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2018. A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks will be released in Fall 2019.