With the announced renewal of the Missouri-Kansas sports rivalry in 2019, Our Missouri opens the first half of Season 3 with an examination of the origins and history behind this rivalry, while also looking at the conflicts that defined Missouri's borders and identity before, during, and after the Civil War. This episode features a conversation with Amy Laurel Fluker about her new book, Commonwealth of Compromise: Civil War Commemoration in Missouri, published by the University of Missouri Press.
Amy Laurel Fluker holds a PhD in History from the University of Mississippi. Presently, she serves as the Robert W. Reeder I Professor of nineteenth-century American history at Youngstown State University. Her book, Commonwealth of Compromise: Civil War Commemoration in Missouri, was published by the University of Missouri Press in 2020.