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, Alison Clark Efford discusses her book, German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era, and explains how the immigration experiences of Germans in Missouri shaped their views on political, racial, and social issues.
Alison Clark Efford
Alison Clark Efford holds a PhD in history from Ohio State University. Presently, she serves as Associate Professor of History at Marquette University. She is the author of German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era, and the co-editor of the forthcoming, Radical Relationships: The Civil War–Era Correspondence of Mathilde Franziska Anneke.