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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Past Issues

Current Issue

July 2018 (Vol. 112, No. 4)

Feature Articles

The Emancipation of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly
St. Louis, 1847–1860
243 By Sylvia Hoffert “Work, Play, and Be Merry but Don’t Forget the First!”
College Women and the Founding of Phi Theta Kappa in Missouri
260 By Angela Firkus “Outside These Walls Someplace There Was a God”
An Interview with World War II Prison Camp Survivor Betsy Herold Heimke, Part 1
280 Interview Conducted by Thomas H. Miller
Annotations by Kimberly Harper

From the Stacks

Research Center–Cape Girardeau
The Fruitland Grange No. 611 Record Book, 1873–1876
By Bill Eddleman

Book Reviews

By Ron Chernow
Reviewed by Brian S. Wills A Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border States
By Michael D. Robinson
Reviewed by Aaron Astor Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program
Exposed Innocent Americans
By Lisa Martino-Taylor
Reviewed by Gerald Markowitz Southeast Missouri from Swampland to Farmland: The Transformation of the Lowlands
By John C. Fisher
Reviewed by Jillian Hartley Chester B. Himes: A Biography
By Lawrence P. Jackson
Reviewed by Darryl Dickson-Carr Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend
By Steve Paul
Reviewed by James M. Hutchisson Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order
By Jon Shelton
Reviewed by Wayne J. Urban A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949
By Kevin Peraino
Reviewed by Steven I. Levine

Book Notes

Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis 1849
By Christopher Alan Gordon
Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character
By Marty Appel
In Missouri’s Wilds: St. Mary’s of the Barrens and the
American Catholic Church, 1818 to 2016
By Richard J. Janet
The Civil War Missouri Compendium: Almost Unabridged
By Joseph W. McCoskrie Jr. and Brian Warren
Rollin’ Down the River: Discovering People and Places along the Mighty Missouri
By Larry N. Campbell
West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express
By Jim DeFelice

News in Brief


Index to Volume 112


Cover Image Credit

An undated image of a patriotic celebration in Lafayette County, Missouri. [Rehkop/Peterson Collection, C3888-C0331, SHSMO-C]