This episode concludes our multi-part series on "The Ozarks." 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 John Bradbury about his edited volume of William Monks' memoir, A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas: Being an Account of the Early Settlements, the Civil War, the Ku-Klux, and Times of Peace.
John Bradbury is an independent scholar. From 1980 to 2015, he served as an archivist and associate director of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection and State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center in Rolla. After his retirement, Bradbury served as a Center for Missouri Studies senior fellow.