Missouri Historical Review

The Missouri Historical Review, an award-winning scholarly quarterly, has served as the cornerstone of SHSMO's publication program since 1906. This richly illustrated journal features current scholarship on all facets of the state's history. The Missouri Historical Review also contains reviews of and notes on recently published books about the history of the state and local areas and the lives of Missourians.

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Online Archive

Issues from 1906 to 2017 are freely available online.


April 2019 (Vol. 113, No. 3)

Feature Articles
  • “We Sure Led the Parade”: Alma Nash, the Missouri Ladies Military Band, and the Push for Women’s Suffrage  from Rural Missouri to the Nation’s Capital, By Elyssa Ford
  • A Pike County Lawyer Goes to the Penitentiary: The Strange Case of “Miss Lou” Collins, 1921–1923, By Gregg Andrews
  • “The Drift of Things in Southeast Missouri”: Demographic Transformation and Anti-Black Violence, 1900–1930, By Brent M. S. Campney
From the Stacks

Research Center–Kansas City

  • Early Women Architects of Kansas City: The Mary Rockwell Hook Papers, By Rachel Forester
Book Reviews
  • German and Irish Immigrants in the Midwestern United States, 1850–1900, By Regina Donlon
    Reviewed by Kristen Anderson
  • Benevolence, Moral Reform, Equality: Women’s Activism in Kansas City, 1870 to 1940, By K. David Hanzlick
    Reviewed by Kathleen Kennedy
  • Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution, By Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia
    Reviewed by Sonia Toudji
  • Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America, By Matthew Roth
    Reviewed by Joshua M. Nygren
  • Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War, By Kristopher A. Teters
    Reviewed by Brian Matthew Jordan
  • Women on The Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing, By Roger Gilles
    Reviewed by Evan Friss
Book Notes
  • Kansas City Houses, 1885–1938, By Michael C. Kathrens
  • Marguerite Martyn: America’s Forgotten Journalist, By George Garrigues
  • Buddy’s Stories: Growing Up in Jefferson City in the 1940s, By Walter A. Schroeder
  • Wanderer on the American Frontier: The Travels of John Maley, 1808–1813, Edited by F. Andrew Dowdy
  • Harold Gibbons: St. Louis Teamsters Leader and Warrior against Jim Crow, By Gordon Burnside
  • Justice on Fire: The Kansas City Firefighters Case and the Railroading of the Marlborough Five, By J. Patrick O’Connor
Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2018
News in Brief
Cover Image Credit

The Center for Missouri Studies construction site, viewed from the south, February 25, 2019. Photograph by John Brenner.