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.

Receiving the Missouri Historical Review is one of many benefits of becoming an SHSMO member. You can also make a contribution directly supporting the journal. Questions about purchasing individual issues, past or current, should be sent to contact@shsmo.org.

Past Issues

Current Issue

April 2018 (Vol. 112, No. 3)

Feature Articles

Heroines on the Home Front
World War I and the Council of National Defense's Woman's Committee, Missouri Division
169 By Petra DeWitt Fateful Bargain
Race, Money, and Politics in the Origins and Development of Kansas City's Paseo YMCA
189 By Michael Sweeney Chronicles of Discontent, Tribunes for Change
Columbia and Its Underground Press in the Vietnam Era
207 By Michael B. Smith and Seth A. Smith

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia
O. K. Armstrong: Journalist, Author, and Politician from Southwest Missouri
By Elizabeth E. Engel

Book Reviews

A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794–1796
Edited by Raymond J. DeMallie, Douglas R. Parks, and Robert Vézina
Reviewed by Sharon K. Person Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion
By Paul Frymer
Reviewed by Christa Dierksheide Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis
By Keona K. Ervin
Reviewed by Rosemary Feurer The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War
By Richard E. Schroeder
Reviewed by David C. Unger Fiddler's Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri
By Howard Wight Marshall
Reviewed by Jeff Todd Titon The Latina/o Midwest Reader
Edited by Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox
Reviewed by Perla M. Guerrero Women Politicking Politely: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s
By Kimberly Wilmot Voss
Reviewed by Dolores Flamiano Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History
By Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, and Rebecca S. Wingo
Reviewed by Julie Courtwright

Book Notes

Renaissance: A History of the Central West End
By Candace O'Connor
A Pictorial Tribute to Rural Schools: Adair County, Missouri
By Vivian Vice Wright and Larry C. Evans
Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri: A Local History
By Terry Primas
Pioneer Churches of Springfield, Missouri: Celebrating More than a Century of Service
By Paul W. Bass and Cecilia M. Chittenden
Rafts and Other Rivercraft in Huckleberry Finn
By Peter G. Beidler
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity, Jig
By Susie Stone
Missouri Wild and Wonderful
By Matt Miles

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2017


News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

A Red Cross float from a parade in Lafayette County, Missouri, during World War I. [Rehkop/Peterson Collection, C3888-C0331, SHSMO-C]