Missouri Historical Review

Listing of titles and authors by volume

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]

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]

January 2018 (Vol. 112, No. 2)

Feature Articles

George Washington Carver
The Man and the Myth
87 By Gary R. Kremer Mothers against the Bomb
The Baby Tooth Survey and the Nuclear Test Ban Movement in St. Louis, 1954–1969
107 By Luke Ritter War Letters
Preserving Personal Correspondence from America's Military Conflicts
139 By Andrew Carroll

From the Stacks

Research Center–Kansas City
The Past in Scrapbooks: A Sampling of the Collections in the Kansas City Research Center
By Lucinda J. Adams

Book Reviews

A Nation without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830–1910
By Steven Hahn
Reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe In the Shadow of Dred Scott: St. Louis Freedom Suits and the Legal Culture of Slavery in Antebellum America
By Kelly M. Kennington
Reviewed by Kenneth H. Winn Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War
By John R. Kelso, edited by Christopher Grasso
Reviewed by Thomas W. Cutrer My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War
By Andrew Carroll
Reviewed by John T. Greenwood Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family
By Jane Little Botkin
Reviewed by Greg Hall J. C. Penney: The Man, the Store, and American Agriculture
By David Delbert Kruger
Reviewed by David Blanke The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War
By Brian D. McKnight and Barton A. Myers
Reviewed by Mary Jane Warde To Raise and Discipline an Army: Major General Enoch Crowder, the Judge Advocate General's Office, and the Realignment of Civil and Military Relations in World War I
By Joshua E. Kastenberg
Reviewed by Richard S. Faulkner

Book Notes

A Historical Snapshot of Iron County, Missouri, 1857–2017
Edited by John M. Abney
Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems
Edited by David A. Crespy
The First Beverly Hillbilly: The Untold Story of the Creator of Rural TV Comedy
By Ruth Henning
Joseph Brown and His Civil War Ironclads: The USS Chillicothe, Indianola, and Tuscumbia
By Myron J. Smith Jr.
From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920–1965
By Jon K. Lauck
The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World
By A. J. Baime

News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

A deep snowfall at Concordia, Missouri, on March 24, 1912. [Rehkop/Peterson Collection, C3888-D0160-A, SHSMO-C]

October 2017 (Vol. 112, No. 1)

Feature Articles

Science in Little Dixie
The Missouri Boyhood of John Clark Salyer II
1 By M. J. Morgan and T. D. Morgan Bluegrass Time in the Show-Me State 23 By Howard Wight Marshall The Civil War Prison Diary of Lizzie Powell 46 Annotated and Edited by Kimberly Harper and John Brenner

From the Stacks

Research Center–Rolla
Cyclones, Shetland Ponies, Stagecoach Lines, and Chevrolet
The Ray Family and Edna Housden Haggard Collections
By Kathleen Seale

Book Reviews

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804
By Alan Taylor
Reviewed by Robert Morrissey Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras
By Kristen Epps
Reviewed by Heidi L. Dodson Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War
By Wayne H. Bowen
Reviewed by Steven T. Wagner Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865
By Thomas W. Cutrer
Reviewed by Carl H. Moneyhon J. L. Wilkinson and the Kansas City Monarchs: Trailblazers in Black Baseball
By William A. Young
Reviewed by Billy D. Higgins Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country Music
By Bill C. Malone
Reviewed by Ben Wynne

Book Notes

The World War I Soldiers of Monroe County, Missouri
Edited by Jan Smiley Carter and Kenneth A. McGee
The Arkansas Post of Louisiana
By Morris S. Arnold
Albert C. Ellithorpe, the Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier
Edited by M. Jane Johansson
Immanuel Lutheran Church: History and Families
By the Immanuel Lutheran Church Book Committee
John T. Woodruff of Springfield, Missouri, in the Ozarks: An Encyclopedic Biography
By Thomas A. Peters
Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson
By Timothy B. Smith

News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

Farmers gather the fall harvest in Lafayette County, Missouri, in this untitled photo taken in about 1920. [Rehkop/Peterson Collection, C3888-B0009, SHSMO-C]

July 2017 (Vol. 111, No. 4)

Feature Articles

George Caleb Bingham and the Disputed Missouri House Race of 1846
A New Interpretation of the Artist's Election Paintings
235 By Charles E. Valier "Imprudent Utterances"
Loyalty, Liberty, and the Role Reversal for German Missourians from the
Civil War to World War I
259 By Steve Ehlmann Slavery and Schism
The Rupture of the American Home Missionary Society in Pre–Civil War Missouri
284 By Scott N. Morse

From the Stacks

Research Center–St. Louis
The Women as Change Agents Oral History Collection
By Josephine Sporleder

Book Reviews

Before Dred Scott: Slavery and Legal Culture in the American Confluence, 1787–1857
By Anne Twitty
Reviewed by Timothy S. Huebner The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West
By Matthew C. Hulbert
Reviewed by Aaron Sheehan-Dean Down on Mahans Creek: A History of an Ozarks Neighborhood
By Benjamin G. Rader
Reviewed by J. Blake Perkins The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America
By Mark Sundeen
Reviewed by Timothy Miller The American Artist: The Life and Times of George Caleb Bingham
Documentary film directed by Keith Johnson and Shane Seley
Reviewed by Nenette Luarca-Shoaf

Book Notes

The Aerial Crossroads of America: St. Louis's Lambert Airport
By Daniel L. Rust
How to Speak Midwestern
By Edward McClelland
The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail, 1858–1861
By Glen Sample Ely
The Lynching of Thomas Rose of Lincoln County, Missouri in Quincy, Illinois
Compiled by Thomas Ray Rose
Missouri Memories (1934–1947)
By Thomas H. Olbricht
Jefferson County, Missouri: History and Families
By the Jefferson County Genealogical Society

News in Brief


Index to Volume 111


Cover Image Credit

In this untitled photo believed to have been taken in about 1910, the St. Louis-based photographer Charles Trefts rides a bicycle past a church, with his camera equipment on his back. In a career spanning more than sixty years, Trefts (1887-1963) left a significant pictorial record of Missouri, including many artistic images of scenic views within the state. [Trefts Collection, P0034-1781, SHSMO-C]

April 2017 (Vol. 111, No. 3)

Feature Articles

Presidential Pardons as Instruments of Nineteenth-Century Indian Policy 169 By William E. Foley The Untimely Death of Annie Roberts and the Politics of Abortion
in Late Nineteenth-Century St. Louis
189 By Sarah Lirley McCune "A Score of Slender Towers"
Skyscraper Development in Kansas City, Missouri, 1929–1932
204 By Lance R. Owen

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia
A Missouri Family in World War I:
The Charles H. Neighbors and Chester V. Neighbors Collection
By John Brenner

Book Reviews

Bushwhackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri
By Joseph M. Beilein Jr.
Reviewed by Daniel E. Sutherland The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
By H. W. Brands
Reviewed by John C. McManus Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books
By Christine Woodside
Reviewed by John E. Miller Lives of Fort de Chartres: Commandants, Soldiers, and Civilians in French Illinois, 1720–1770
By David MacDonald
Reviewed by Robert Englebert Praising Girls: The Rhetoric of Young Women, 1895–1930
By Henrietta Rix Wood
Reviewed by Trish Roberts-Miller

Book Notes

The Jefferson Highway: Blazing the Way from Winnipeg to New Orleans
By Lyell D. Henry Jr.
A People's History of the Lake of the Ozarks
By Dan William Peek and Kent Van Landuyt
Blood River Rising: The Thompson-Crismon Feud of the 1920s
By Victoria Pope Hubbell
Southside Sketches: Essays on Jefferson City's Old Munichburg
By Walter A. Schroeder
Rare Company: St. Louis Entrepreneurs and How They Got Their Start
By John Berglund
Linn County, Missouri: History and Families
By the Linneus Historical Museum
Howard County, MO. From Prairie Land to Promised Land: A Remembrance across Two Centuries
Edited by Jim Steele
Thirty-Seventh Illinois: Civil War Stories from the Back of the Battle
By J. H. Wilder
The Notorious Madam Shaw: Dorcas Hampton, A Scorned Woman's Fight for Her Birthright
By Mary Lou Montgomery
A Pictorial History of the Kirkwood School District
By Nona King

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2016


News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

Disking a Field, St. Louis County, photograph by Charles Trefts (1887–1963), undated. [Trefts Collection, P0034-1667, SHSMO-C]

January 2017 (Vol. 111, No. 2)

Feature Articles

The Making (and Perpetuating) of a Myth
Pierre Laclède and the Founding of St. Louis
87 By Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person The Influence of Border State Culture on George Armstrong Custer and Jesse James 104 By T. J. Stiles Creating the Lung Block
Racial Transition and the "New Public Health" in a St. Louis Neighborhood, 1907–1940
124 By Taylor Desloge

From the Stacks

Research Center–Kansas City
Birth of the "Kansas City Spirit": The Campaign to Build Convention Hall
By Lucinda J. Adams

Book Reviews

Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier
By Matthew M. Stith
Reviewed by Jeremy Neely Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement
By Jeffrey D. Gonda
Reviewed by David Lucander Gender and the Jubilee: Black Freedom and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Civil War Missouri
By Sharon Romeo
Reviewed by Lea VanderVelde Missouri Law and the American Conscience: Historic Rights and Wrongs
Edited by Kenneth H. Winn
Reviewed by Austin Allen White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
By Nancy Isenberg
Reviewed by Ken Fones-Wolf Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
By J. D. Vance
Reviewed by Wayne Flynt Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt
By Timothy G. Anderson
Reviewed by Greg Olson From Furs to Farms: The Transformation of the Mississippi Valley, 1762–1825
By John Reda
Reviewed by Jacob F. Lee

Book Notes

The Missouri River Journals of John James Audubon
Edited by Daniel Patterson
Records from Post Waynesville, 1862–1865
Compiled and edited by John Bradbury and Terry Primas
The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River
By Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet
By Ann Satterthwaite
A Divided City: A History of St. Louis, 1851 to 1876
By Frederick A. Hodes
Haunted Columbia, Missouri
By Mary Collins Barile
A Place of Visions: One Hundred Years of the University of Missouri Libraries, 1915–2015
By Steve Weinberg

News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

Chestnut Street, St. Louis, photograph by Charles Trefts (1887–1963), 1946. [Trefts Collection, P0034-1343, SHSMO-C]

October 2016 (Vol. 111, No. 1)

Feature Articles

"The Free People, Who Have Bought Themselves, Are Not Much Inclined to It,
but the Others Are in Favor of It"
Patterns of Black Enlistment in Civil War Missouri, 1863–1865
1 By Miller W. Boyd, III "What of the Farmer?"
World War II Comes to the Ozarks—The Creation of Camp Crowder
25 By Kimberly Harper Hack Work
The Making of the Judiciary Article of the 1945 Missouri Constitution
44 By Kenneth H. Winn and Paul R. Otto

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia
A Man of Many Words: The Allen Walker Read Papers
By Laura R. Jolley

Book Reviews

The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border
By Christopher Phillips
Reviewed by George C. Rable Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation
By James W. Endersby and William T. Horner
Reviewed by Peter Wallenstein Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America
By Kristen Layne Anderson
Reviewed by Andre M. Fleche Ioway Life: Reservation and Reform, 1837–1860
By Greg Olson
Reviewed by Eric Steven Zimmer Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empowerment
By Micah W. Kubic
Reviewed by William S. Worley Dividing the Union: Jesse Burgess Thomas and the Making of the Missouri Compromise
By Matthew W. Hall
Reviewed by Scott Heerman Harry & Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership That Created the Free World
By Lawrence J. Haas
Reviewed by Richard S. Kirkendall Kansas City: A Food Biography
By Andrea Broomfield
Reviewed by Bruce Kraig

Book Notes

Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy
Edited by Susan Flader
Back Yonder: An Ozark Chronicle
By Wayman Hogue, edited by Brooks Blevins
Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900–1930
By Joseph Heathcott and Angela Dietz
The Historic 1830s German Immigration to Missouri
By Anita M. Mallinckrodt, James F. Muench, Marc Houseman, and Cathie Schoppenhorst
The History of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
By Paul W. Bass
Dirt, Sweat, and Diesel: A Family Farm in the Twenty-First Century
By Steven L. Hilty
The Star between the Rivers: A History of the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department, 1805–2015
St. Charles County Government

News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

Pumpkin Harvest, St. Louis County, photograph by Charles Trefts (1887–1963), date of photo unknown. [Trefts Collection, P0034-1649, SHSMO-C]

July 2016 (Vol. 110, No. 4)

Feature Articles

In Memoriam
Lawrence O. Christensen, 1937–2016
235 By Gary R. Kremer Kansas City's Crusader
Leon Birkhead and the Fight against Fascism
237 By Thomas Howell Nazi Scientists in the Land of Mark Twain
The US Bureau of Mines Synthetic Fuels Demonstration Plant at
Louisiana, Missouri, 1945–1953
260 By Jeff Schramm
Richard Symmes Thomas
Unwavering Conservative in the Early Missouri Judiciary
277 By Matthew W. Hall

From the Stacks

Research Center–Springfield
"A Nice Cottage Where We Always Stop":
The Branson Lodging Postcards Collection and Early Ozarks Tourism
By Erin Smither

Book Reviews

The Collapse of Price's Raid: The Beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri
By Mark A. Lause
Reviewed by Jeffrey Patrick Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition
By Michael K. Honey
Reviewed by Scott Holzer Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship
By Robert Bussel
Reviewed by John W. McKerley Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840–1869
By Diane L. Ahmad
Reviewed by Will Bagley Nuclear Energy and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman
Edited by J. Samuel Walker
Reviewed by Jeff Schramm

Book Notes

Wayne County, Missouri Veterans' History
Edited by Charles Francis
Born a Slave: Rediscovering Arthur Jackson's African American Heritage
By David W. Jackson
Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year behind Bars Taught Me about America's Prison Crisis
By Jeff Smith
Missouri's Mad Doctor McDowell: Confederates, Cadavers, and Macabre Medicine
By Victoria Cosner and Lorelei Shannon
The Electric Pencil: Drawings from Inside State Hospital No. 3
By James Edward Deeds Jr.
Racism in Kansas City: A Short History
By G. S. Griffin
A Nice Place to Visit: Tourism and Urban Revitalization in the Postwar Rustbelt
By Aaron Cowan

News in Brief


Index to Volume 110


Cover Image Credit

Don't Let That Shadow Touch Them: Buy War Bonds, 1942, offset-lithographic poster produced by the US Department of the Treasury, after a painting by Lawrence Beall Smith (1909–1995). [Art Collection, SHSMO-C, 2006.0005.14]

April 2016 (Vol. 110, No. 3)

Feature Articles

The Bishops and the Black Hawks
Ambition and Family in Raising a Volunteer Regiment in Civil War Missouri
149 By William Garrett Piston John Francis Cahill’s Pursuit of Empire in Post–Civil War St. Louis 181 By Henry W. Berger "The First Morning of Their Freedom"
African American Women, Black Testimony, and Military Justice in Civil War Missouri
196 By Sharon Romeo

From the Stacks

Research Center–St. Louis
An Independent Journalist: The Charles Klotzer Publications Collection
By Mark Loehrer

Book Reviews

Thomas Hart Benton: Discoveries and Interpretations
By Henry Adams
Reviewed by Erika Doss Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster
By Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer
Reviewed by Jerry J. Frank George Washington Carver: A Life
By Christina Vella
Reviewed by R. Douglas Hurt Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America’s First Undeclared War
By Larry Blomstedt
Reviewed by William Stueck Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales that Inspired Stagolee, John Henry, and Other Traditional American Folk Songs
By Richard Polenberg
Reviewed by Michael K. Honey

Book Notes

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
By Rinker Buck
The Gateway Arch: An Unlikely Masterpiece
By Tim O’Neil
A Strenuous Day
By Wayne Mahood
Bettyville: A Memoir
By George Hodgman
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon
By Nancy Plain
Pie Suppers and Wind-Up Record Players: Tales from the Good Old Days in Southwest Missouri, a Treasury of 20th Century Memories
Compiled and edited by Todd Blair and Karen Garvey
From His Toil and the Soil: Cultivating 24,000 Acres behind Mules Made Him America’s Biggest Farmer ca. 1900
By John F. Schoenfelder and Robert Allen Rankin Jr.

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2015


News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

Detail from Mexican Street Scene, watercolor gouache by Missouri artist Fred Geary (1894–1946), created sometime between 1930 and 1946 [Art Collection, SHSMO-C]

January 2016 (Vol. 110, No. 2)

Feature Articles
Missouri Historical Review Cover The Rise of the Unelected Bureaucrat
Democracy and Merit in the 1943–1944 Missouri Constitutional Convention

By Kenneth H. Winn and Paul Otto Sr.
Dubious Pursuits
A Discussion of William Clark's Enigmatic 1798 River Journey to Spanish New Orleans
By Jo Ann Trogdon and William E. Foley
Slavery in Oregon
The Missouri Connection

By R. Gregory Nokes
From the Stacks:
   Research Center–Cape Girardeau

  Amy Husband Kimmel and the Wednesday Club of Cape Girardeau
By Frank Nickell and Jessica Cox
Book Reviews

The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
   By Jo Ann Trogdon
Reviewed by Roger L. Nichols

Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott
   By Lea VanderVelde
Reviewed by Wilma King

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood
   Edited by Austen Barron Bailly
Reviewed by Henry Adams

The Last Hurrah: Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition of 1864
   By Kyle S. Sinisi
Reviewed by Ethan S. Rafuse

St. Louis and Empire: 250 Years of Imperial Quest and Urban Crisis
   By Henry W. Berger
Reviewed by Matthew J. Mancini

Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks
   By Matthew J. Hernando
Reviewed by Jarod Roll

Book Notes

Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée
By Anna Servaes

The Wreck of the America in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River
By Mark J. Wagner

Rural Schools in the Heartland: Adair County, Missouri
By Larry C. Evans and Vivian Vice Wright

Plenty Ladylike: A Memoir
By Claire McCaskill with Terry Ganey

Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer
By Patrick Dobson

Recipient of Grace: From Hunnewell, Missouri, to Deputy Librarian and Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress
By Donald L. Scott

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
At the Capitol Fountain, pastel on paper by Robert F. Bussabarger (1922–2013) of Columbia, date of work unknown [Art Collection, SHSMO-C]

October 2015 (Vol. 110, No. 1)

Feature Articles
Missouri Historical Review Cover

"Leaving Every Man to Work Out His Own Way"
The Panic of 1819 in Missouri

By William M. Snodgrass


A College Sports Rivalry Like No Other
Public Memory of the Border War in the Missouri-Kansas Football Competition

By Keith Piontek


Fighting for Both Sides
The Civil War Experiences of Early Enrolled "Galvanized Yankees," 1863–1864

By Marilyn J. Gesch


From the Stacks:
   Research Center–Kansas City

  The Twin Citians: A Black Women's Club and Its Battle for Civil Rights in Kansas City
By Lucinda J. Adams

Book Reviews

Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists and Government in Colonial Illinois Country
   By Robert Michael Morrissey
Reviewed by William E. Foley

St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive
   By Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person
Reviewed by Patricia Cleary

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
   By Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill
Reviewed by Caroline Fraser

William Wells Brown: An African American Life
   By Ezra Greenspan
Reviewed by Phillip W. Magness

The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth
   Edited by Joseph M. Beilein Jr. and Matthew C. Hulbert
Reviewed by Matthew M. Stith

A Store Almost in Sight: The Economic Transformation of Missouri from the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War
   By Jeff Bremer
Reviewed by Jessica A. Cannon

Book Notes

Working the Mississippi: Two Centuries of Life on the River
By Bonnie Stepenoff

Listening to the Jar Flies: Growing Up in Wheaton and Rocky Comfort
By Jimmy R. Lewis

The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy
By Filip Bondy

Voices of Missouri's Rivers
By William Turner

American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad
By Roy Morris Jr.

Civil War Wests: Testing the Limits of the United States
Edited by Adam Arenson and Andrew R. Graybill

Grant under Fire: An Exposé of Generalship and Character in the American Civil War
By Joseph A. Rose

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Collage with water-based body color on paperboard by Fred Irvin (1914–2006) of Chillicothe, Missouri, title and date of work unknown. [Art Collection, SHSMO-C]

July 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 4)

Feature Articles
Missouri Historical Review Cover

“A Pure Son of Missouri”
Freeman Barrows at the Crossroads of the Slaveholding Frontier
By Jeremy Neely


Navigating Change in the Homophile Heartland:
Kansas City’s Phoenix Society and the Early Gay Rights Movement, 1966–1971

By Kevin Scharlau


“My Girl”
Bill French Goes a Courtin’—The Old and the New in Missouri Ozarks Courtships, 1908–1913

By Benjamin G. Rader


From the Stacks:
   Research Center–Columbia

  Missouri in the Great Depression: The WPA Historical Records Survey Collection
By Laura R. Jolley

Book Reviews

Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War’s First African American Combat Unit
   By Ian Michael Spurgeon
Reviewed by Earl J. Hess

Wolf by the Ears: The Missouri Crisis, 1819–1821
   By John R. Van Atta
Reviewed by James J. Gigantino II

From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood
   By Nancy McCabe
Reviewed by Pamela Smith Hill

The Civil War in the Border South
   By Christopher Phillips
Reviewed by William Garrett Piston

Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827–1860
   By William Patrick O’Brien
Reviewed by Jeff Bremer

The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane
   By Richard W. Etulain
Reviewed by Larry Cebula

Book Notes

Mapping St. Louis History: An Exhibition of Historic Maps, Rare Books and Images Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Louis
By John Neal Hoover

The Settler in Missouri
By Adelbert Count Baudissin; translated by Steven Rowan

Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry and Laura Ingalls Wilder
By Teresa Lynn

Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend
By Ron J. Jackson Jr. and Lee Spencer White

The Great Missouri Raid: Sterling Price and the Last Major Confederate Campaign in Northern Territory
By Michael J. Forsyth

Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land
By Robert Crawford

My Dear Molly: The Civil War Letters of Captain James Love
Edited by M. E. Kodner

Origins of the National Security State and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman
Edited by Mary Ann Heiss and Michael J. Hogan

A Refuge in the Woodlands: A History of the Springfield Federal Transient Camp in Springfield, Missouri
By Sally Lyons McAlear

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Spring Landscape, collage with acrylic paint by Joanne Zucco Berneche, created circa 1970. [1975.0132, SHSMO-C]

April 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 3)

Feature Articles
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Thomas Hart Benton's Fall from Grace
By Henry Adams


"That's What a Real Political Cartoon Is"
An Exploration of Cartooning and Political Culture with Jules Feiffer and Tom Engelhardt

With an Introduction by Joan Stack


The Concept of Liberty in Territorial Missouri, 1819
By John Korasick


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Rolla

  Gifts of an Heiress: Lucy Wortham James and the James Foundation Papers, 1912–1980s
By John Bradbury

Book Reviews

Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers
   By Ken S. Mueller
Reviewed by Dennis K. Boman

German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era
   By Alison Clark Efford
Reviewed by Robert W. Frizzell

Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America; Aufbruch in die Utopie: Auf den Spuren einer deutschen Republik in den USA
   Edited by Traveling Summer Republic and City Archives of Giessen
Reviewed by Steven Rowan

An Osage Journey to Europe, 1827–1830: Three French Accounts
   Edited and Translated by William Least Heat-Moon and James K. Wallace
Reviewed by Greg Olson

Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941–1946
   By David Lucander
Reviewed by Keona Ervin

Play Me Something Quick and Devilish: Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri
   By Howard Wight Marshall
Reviewed by Patrick Huber

Book Notes

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 3
Edited by Susan Swartwout

Necessary Evil: Settling Missouri with a Rope and a Gun
By Joe Johnston

Friends of Arrow Rock: The First 55 Years
By Sandy Selby

Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie
By Sallie Ketcham

Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke's Tour, 1871–1872
By Lee A. Farrow

Moonlight Serenade to City Lights: Rare Images of Bands and Orchestras from the Dance Hall Era in Missouri
By Kenneth Johnson

And Justice for All: A History of the Federal District Court of Eastern Missouri
By Burton Boxerman

Teddy Roosevelt & Leonard Wood: Partners in Command
By John S.D. Eisenhower

The Battle of Pilot Knob: Thunder in Arcadia Valley
By Bryce A. Suderow and R. Scott House

The Southern Exodus to Mexico: Migration across the Borderlands after the American Civil War
By Todd W. Wahlstrom

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2014
News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Detail from Politics, Farming and Law panel, A Social History of Missouri, Missouri Capitol mural by Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), 1936. [Art © Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/VAGA, New York]

January 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 2)

Feature Articles
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The Global Village on the Banks of the Mississippi
By Patricia Cleary


The Ignoble Grape:
The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Outsider Norton

By Todd Kliman


Death of a Prostitute:
Suicide and Respectability in St. Louis, 1875 to 1900

By Sarah Lirley McCune


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-St. Louis

  The Tooth Fairy vs. the Atom Smashers: The Baby Tooth Survey Records in the Committee for Environmental Information Collection (1956–1977)
By Nancy McIlvaney

Book Reviews

The Gateway Arch: A Biography
   By Tracy Campbell
Reviewed by Colin Gordon

My Life before the World War, 1860–1917: A Memoir
   By John J. Pershing; Edited and with an Introduction by John T. Greenwood
Reviewed by John C. McManus

Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border
   Edited by Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke
Reviewed by Kenneth H. Winn

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
   By Stanley Crouch
Reviewed by Gerald Early

The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes
   By Conevery Bolton Valencius
Reviewed by Adam Criblez

Achieve the Honorable: A Missouri Congressman's Journey from Warm Springs to Washington
   By Ike Skelton
Reviewed by James N. Giglio

Book Notes

By Sue Blesi

Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume III: January–August, 1864
By Bruce Nichols

Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume IV: September 1864–June 1865
By Bruce Nichols

Creating the American West: Boundaries and Borderlands
By Derek R. Everett

Gloomy Terrors and Hidden Fires: The Mystery of John Colter and Yellowstone
By Ronald M. Anglin and Larry E. Morris

Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike
By Jared Orsi

Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery
By Susan Croce Kelly

The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation
By John Kyle Day

Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War
By Lowell J. Soike

The Great Medicine Road, Part 1: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, 1840–1848
Edited by Michael L. Tate with Will Bagley and Richard Rieck

Railroad Empire across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey
By James E. Sherow, with photographs by John R. Charlton

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Late Summer Sun, watercolor by Carl R. Gentry (1888–1976), date unknown. [1976.0060, SHSMO-C]

October 2014 (Vol. 109, No. 1)

Feature Articles
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What Men Expected, What Women Did:
The Political Economy of Suffrage in St. Louis, 1920–1928

By Linda Harris Dobkins


Occupational Change, Culture Maintenance, and Social Status:
The Welsh in a Missouri Coal Town, 1870–1930

By Robert Llewellyn Tyler


Chris Von der Ahe, the American Association vs. National League Cultural War, and the Rise of Major-League Baseball
By Jon David Cash


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Cape Girardeau

  The Oliver Collection and Allen Laws Oliver
By Frank Nickell

Book Reviews

Kansas City and How It Grew, 1822–2011
   By James R. Shortridge
Reviewed by Louis W. Potts

Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages, and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen
   By Greg Olson
Reviewed by Tom Spencer

The Brothers Robidoux and the Opening of the American West
   By  Robert J. Willoughby
Reviewed by Diana L. Ahmad

Springfield's Urban Histories: Essays on the Queen City of the Missouri Ozarks
   Edited by Stephen L. McIntyre
Reviewed by Donald Oster

Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana
   By Sophie White
Reviewed by Sara Brooks Sundberg

Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman
   Edited by Richard S. Kirkendall
Reviewed by Patrick E. McLear

Indians, Alcohol, and the Roads to Taos and Santa Fe
   By William E. Unrau
Reviewed by Kevin Jon Fernlund

The Lost Cause: The Trials of Frank and Jesse James
   By James P. Muehlberger
Reviewed by Jeremy Neely

Book Notes

Incident at the Otterville Station: A Civil War Story of Slavery and Rescue
By John Christgau

Stories from Platte County: Landmark People, Vol. II
By Bill Hankins

When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory
By Mary Jane Warde

The Architecture of Maritz & Young: Exceptional Historic Homes of St. Louis
By Kevin Amsler and L. John Schott

From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War
Edited by Clarence R. Geier, Douglas D. Scott, and Lawrence E. Babits

The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America
By Stephen Warren

The Scars of Project 459: The Environmental Story of the Lake of the Ozarks
By Traci Angel

The Rural Midwest since World War II
Edited by J. L. Anderson

Small-Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America
By John E. Miller

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Wheat Shocks, oil on canvas by Frederick Oakes Sylvester (1869–1915), c. 1911. (1961.0008, SHSMO-C)

July 2014 (Vol. 108, No. 4)

Feature Articles
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Lynn Wolf Gentzler Retiring
By Gary R. Kremer


A Cherokee Thanksgiving:
The Role of Nathan Boone in the Cherokee Crisis of 1845 and 1846

By David Roggensees


William D. Swinney:
Howard County Slaveholder and Entrepreneur

By Lawrence O. Christensen


Race and Meaning in Missouri History:
A Personal Journey

By Gary R. Kremer


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Kansas City

  A Dramatic Life: The Blevins Davis (1903–1971) Papers
By Tracey Howerton

Book Reviews

Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri
   By Aaron Astor
Reviewed by Sharon Romeo

The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis
   By Joshua M. Glasser
Reviewed by James N. Giglio

A Companion to Harry S. Truman
   Edited by Daniel S. Margolies
Reviewed by Jon Taylor

Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S Truman
   By Aida D. Donald
Reviewed by Max J. Skidmore

Book Notes

Guerrilla Hunters in Civil War Missouri
By James W. Erwin

By Roger E. Slusher and the Lexington Historical Association

Lewis and Clark among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu
By Allen V. Pinkham and Steven R. Evans

Carthage: 1940–1990
By Wade Utter and Michele Hansford for the Powers Museum

A Most Unsettled State: First-Person Accounts of St. Louis during the Civil War
By NiNi Harris

Self-Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America
By Steven Watts

The Life and Music of Charlie Parker
By Chuck Haddix

Voices in Bronze and Stone: Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials
By James J. Heiman

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Your Country Calls: Enlist, Plow—Buy Bonds, color lithograph by Lloyd Burton Myers at the firm of Albert Frank & Company, c. 1918. (Frederick B. Mumford [1868–1946] Papers, C0040, SHSMO-C)

April 2014 (Vol. 108, No. 3)

Feature Articles
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Tracking Pierre Laclède, 1763-66:
A Trading Career Gone Wrong

By Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person


Confederate Exiles and the Decision Making of Edmund Kirby Smith
By Richard L. DiNardo


A Reform Too Far: The Fate of John C. Orrick
By Steve Ehlmann


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Columbia

  "Through a Corner of Hell Together": The Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Collection
By Kimberly Harper

Book Reviews

Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone
   Edited by Mary Collins Barile and Christine Montgomery
Reviewed by Terry Rowden

The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History
   By Louis S. Gerteis
Reviewed by Aaron Astor

Mark Twain's Homes and Literary Tourism
   By Hilary Iris Lowe
Reviewed by Keith A. Sculle

Book Notes

The Ozarks in Missouri History: Discoveries in an American Region
Edited by Lynn Morrow

The Steamboat Bertrand and Missouri River Commerce
By Ronald R. Switzer

Between the Columns, Volume II
By Warren R. Dalton Jr.

Early Kansas City, Missouri
By Leigh Ann Little and John M. Olinsky

Democracy's Defender: The Life of L. M. Birkhead
By Jim Grebe

By Vicki Berger Erwin

The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946
By Jerome M. Mileur

Harry S. Truman: The Coming of the Cold War
By Nicole L. Anslover

Meaningful Places: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West
By Rachel McLean Sailor

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2013
News in Brief

January 2014 (Vol. 108, No. 2)

Feature Articles
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“The Work of Art”:
An Interview with Thomas Hart Benton, Part 2
Introduction by Joan Stack


“Play Me Something Quick and Devilish”: Adventures in the Documentation and Conservation of Missouri’s Heritage of Traditional Fiddle and Dance Music
By Howard Wight Marshall


“Fraud All the Way Through”: The First Kansas City Waterworks
By Peter J. Barry


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Rolla

   The Early Route 66 Photographs of I. J. Baumgardner
By Leann K. Arndt

Book Reviews

Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri’s German-American Community during World War I
   By Petra DeWitt
Reviewed by Robert W. Frizzell

“If You Were Only White”: The Life of Leroy “Satchel” Paige
   By Donald Spivey
Reviewed by Adrian Burgos

The Original Rush Limbaugh: Lawyer, Legislator, and Civil Libertarian
   By Dennis K. Boman
Reviewed by Jeff Gall

Book Notes

Strong Advocate: The Life of a Trial Lawyer
By Thomas Strong

A Road Trip into America’s Hidden Heart: Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods, and Back Yards
By John Drake Robinson

Life during Wartime: 1861, The Civil War Comes to Missouri
By Rudi Keller

Necessary Courage: Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery
By Lowell J. Soike

Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry
By Robert W. Lull

St. Louis’s Delmar Loop
By M. M. Costantin

Legendary Locals of Sedalia
By Rebecca Carr Imhauser

Greyhound Commander: Confederate General John G. Walker’s History of the Civil War West of the Mississippi
Edited by Richard Lowe

Cinders and Silence: A Chronicle of Missouri’s Burnt District, 1854–1870
By Tom A. Rafiner

News in Brief

October 2013 (Vol. 108, No. 1)

Feature Articles
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“The Work of Art”:
An Interview with Thomas Hart Benton, Part 1
Introduction by Joan Stack


Satisfying “Brutal Appetites”: Intertribal Raids, Indian Slaves, and the Erosion of Spanish-Indian Diplomacy in Upper Louisiana
By Peter K. Johnson


The Victory Loan Flying Circus in St. Louis and Kansas City, April 14 and 30, 1919
By Alan L. Roesler


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-St. Louis

   “Arise Women Voters”: The Records of the St. Louis Metropolitan
    League of Women Voters
By Zelli Fischetti

Book Reviews

Thomas Hart Benton: A Life
   By Justin Wolff
Reviewed by Joan Stack

Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South
   By Brooks Blevins
Reviewed by Charles Thompson

Book Notes

Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story
By Mary Delach Leonard and Melinda Leonard

From Missouri: An American Farmer Looks Back
By Thad Snow, edited by Bonnie Stepenoff

Truman’s Triumphs: The 1948 Election and the Making of Postwar America
By Andrew E. Busch

Old Pulaski in Pictures: Rivers, Rails, Roads, and Recreation, Pulaski County, Missouri
By John Bradbury and Terry Primas

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer
By William Knoedelseder

Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored
Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry

By Robert W. Lull

News in Brief

July 2013 (Vol. 107, No. 4)

Feature Articles
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Toward an Emancipationist Interpretation of George Caleb Bingham’s General Order No. 11: The Reception History of the Painting and the Remembered Civil War in Missouri
By Joan Stack


Slave, Trader, Interpreter, and World Traveler: The Remarkable Story of Jeffrey Deroine
By Greg Olson


The Ozarks in Missouri History: Discoveries in an American Region
By Lynn Morrow


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Kansas City

   Frank and Ardis Glenn and the Glenn Bookshop
By David Boutros

Book Reviews

Price’s Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri
   By Mark A. Lause
Reviewed by Daniel E. Sutherland

The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions
in French and Indian North America

   By Tracy Neal Leavelle
Reviewed by Tom Arne Midtrød

J. V. Conran and Rural Political Power:
Boss Mythology in the Missouri Bootheel
   By Will Sarvis
Reviewed by Joel P. Rhodes

Book Notes

Noodlers in Missouri: Fishing for Identity in a Rural Subculture
By Mary Grigsby

St. Louis Parks
By NiNi Harris and Esley Hamilton

Arrow Rock
By Sandy Selby

The Baron in the Grand Canyon:
Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein in the West
By Steven Rowan

Challenges and Growth:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, 1968–1989, a Memoir
By Sol Koenigsberg

The Missouri State Penitentiary: 170 Years inside “The Walls”
By Jamie Pamela Rasmussen

Damming the Osage:
The Conflicted Story of Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir
By Leland Payton and Crystal Payton

Frontier Cities: Encounters at the Crossroads of Empire
Edited by Jay Gitlin, Barbara Berglund, and Adam Arenson

The Steamer Admiral and Streckfus Steamers: A Personal View
By Annie Amantea Blum

Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History
Edited by Karen L. Cox

Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians:
Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana
By Sophie White

That’s the Way It Was: Stories of Struggle, Survival,
and Self-Respect in Twentieth-Century Black St. Louis
By Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince

The Perilous West:
Seven Amazing Explorers and the Founding of the Oregon Trail
By Larry E. Morris

News in Brief

April 2013 (Vol. 107, No. 3)

Feature Articles
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It Takes More Than Just Ore: Making Iron at Moselle
By Jon F. Bergenthal


Growing the Hills: The Ozarks Regional Commission and the Politics of Economic Development in the Mid-American Highlands,

By J. Blake Perkins


Memories of a State Senate Career:
An Oral Interview with Albert M. Spradling Jr.

Interviews by Will Sarvis; Annotations by Lynn Wolf Gentzler


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Columbia

   Around the World in One Year: Mary Dwight Eaman’s Journey
By Kimberly Harper

Book Reviews

Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union
   By William C. Harris
Reviewed by Stanley Harrold

Gibson’s Last Stand: The Rise, Fall, and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1975
   By Doug Feldmann
Reviewed by Robert Bionaz

Captain Joseph Boyce and the 1st Missouri Infantry, C.S.A.
   Edited by William C. Winter
Reviewed by Kathleen Gorman

Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom
   By Robert Gudmestad
Reviewed by Angela Lakwete

Book Notes

The Clamorgans: One Family’s History of Race in America
By Julie Winch

Missouri Armories: The Guard’s Home in Architecture and History
By Robert P. Wiegers

History of Missouri Bands 1800-2000
By C. Herbert Duncan

Old-Time Fiddling: Hal Sappington, Missouri Fiddler
By R. M. Kinder and Kristine Lowe-Martin

57 Years: A History of the Freedom Suits in the Missouri Courts
By Anthony J. Sestric

Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction
Edited by Debra A. Reid and Evan P. Bennett

The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied. Volume III: September 1833-August 1834
Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha Gallagher

Boone’s Lick Road: A Brief History and Guide to a Missouri Treasure
By Hal Jackson

Herman Jaeger: Newton County’s Master of the Vineyard
By Kay Hively and Larry James

Preserving Local Writers, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials
Edited by Carol Smallwood and Elaine Williams

The Indianization of Lewis and Clark
By William R. Swagerty

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2012
News in Brief

January 2013 (Vol. 107, No. 2)

Feature Articles
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Considering Regional Exceptionalism: The Case of the Ghost of the Ozarks
By Brooks Blevins


The “Great Controversy”: The Press, Religion, and Society in Gilded Age St. Louis
By Todd Barnett


Memories of a State Senate Career: An Oral Interview with Albert M. Spradling Jr.
Interviews by Will Sarvis, Annotations by Lynn Wolf Gentzler


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-Rolla

   The Journal of J. J. Sitton, 1860-82
By John Bradbury

Book Reviews

The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America
   By Erik S. Gellman and Jarod Roll
Reviewed by Janine Giordano Drake

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis
   By Patricia Cleary
Reviewed by Paul W. Mapp

The Art of the Missouri Capitol: History in Canvas, Bronze, and Stone
   By Bob Priddy and Jeffrey Ball
Reviewed by Timothy J. Crimmins

Call Me Tom: The Life of Thomas F. Eagleton
   By James N. Giglio
Reviewed by Lana Stein

Book Notes

Spirit and Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South
By Jarod Roll

Uncovering the Truth about Meriwether Lewis
By Thomas C. Danisi

Illinois in the War of 1812
By Gillum Ferguson

Missouri State Fair
By Rhonda Chalfant

News in Brief

October 2012 (Vol. 107, No. 1)

Feature Articles
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The New Suffragists of 1977 and the Challenge of Coalition
Building at Missouri’s International Women’s Year State Meeting

By Mary L. Berkery


Sunday Regulation and the Formation of German American
Identity in St. Louis, 1840-1860

By Luke Ritter


The Courtship of Maria Savage
By Lawrence O. Christensen


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-St. Louis

   The Dismas House Records
By Kenn Thomas

Book Reviews

Lincoln and Citizens’ Rights in Civil War Missouri:
Balancing Freedom and Security

   By Dennis K. Boman
Reviewed by Jessica Cannon

Congress and Harry S. Truman: A Conflicted Legacy
   Edited by Donald A. Ritchie
Reviewed by Andrew J. Dunar

Book Notes

The Mormon War: Zion and the Missouri Extermination Order of 1838
By Brandon G. Kinney

Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors: A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri
By W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt Jr., and Randy H. Williams

The Final Mission of Bottoms Up: A World War II Pilot’s Story
By Dennis R. Okerstrom

The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Explorer in the Wilderness
By Clay S. Jenkinson

News in Brief

July 2012 (Vol. 106, No. 4)

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The Exclusive Maxent-Laclède Trading Grant
By Carl J. Ekberg


The Future Great City of the World Seeks to Fulfill Its Destiny:
St. Louis and Mexico, 1878-1911

By Michael A. Ridge Jr.


“The Black People Did the Work”:
African American Life in Arrow Rock, Missouri, 1850-1960

By Gary R. Kremer


From the Stacks
Research Center-Kansas City
Motion Pictures—From Home Movies to Educational Productions
By David Boutros

Book Reviews

Groping toward Democracy: African American
Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949

      By Priscilla A. Dowden-White
Reviewed by Benjamin Looker

George Washington Carver: A Biography
      By Gary R. Kremer
Reviewed by Jane DeNeefe

Book Notes

Emigrants on the Overland Trail: The Wagon Trains of 1848
By Michael E. LaSalle

“We Gather Together”: A History of Newton County,
Missouri, Churches, Part 1

Compiled by Larry A. James and Kay Hively

“We Gather Together”: A History of Newton County,
Missouri, Churches, Part 2

Compiled by Larry A. James and Kay Hively

The Towns That Mathew Built . . . Newtonia and Richey, Missouri
Compiled by Larry A. James

News in Brief
Financial Contributors to the Missouri Historical Review

April 2012 (Vol. 106, No. 3)

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Missouri Germans and the Cause of Union and Freedom
By Walter D. Kamphoefner


The Promotions of General Peter J. Osterhaus
and the Two-Edged Sword of German Ethnicity

By Mary Bobbitt Townsend


Martin Rice Remembers:
What I Saw of Order Number Eleven

Edited by Lynn Wolf Gentzler


From the Stacks: Research Center-Columbia
The J. Christian Bay Collection of Middle Western Americana
The William J. Hinchey Diaries
By Kimberly Harper

Book Reviews

Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics & Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75
By Clarence Lang
Reviewed by Priscilla A. Dowden-White

A French Aristocrat in the American West: The Shattered Dreams of
De Lassus de Luzieres

By Carl J. Ekberg
Reviewed by James Baker

The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War
By Adam Arenson
Reviewed by Matthew J. Mancini

Book Notes

Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
By Robert Morgan

Campaign for Wilson’s Creek: The Fight for Missouri Begins
By Jeffrey L. Patrick

Founding St. Louis: First City of the New West
By J. Frederick Fausz

Enacting History
Edited by Scott Magelssen and Rhona Justice-Malloy

Remembering Roadside America: Preserving the Recent Past as Landscape and Place
By John A. Jakle and Keith A. Schulle

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2011
News in Brief

January 2012 (Vol. 106, No. 2)

Feature Articles
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“We Are Living in Very Stirring Times”:
The Civil War in Jefferson City, Missouri

By Gary R. Kremer


Joplin Threatened with Silence:
The Telephone Operators’ Strike of 1902-03

By Angela Firkus


Missouri Salt:
The Rise and Fall of a Frontier Industry

By Loring Bullard


From the Stacks: Research Center-Rolla
An Irish Artist and the Civil War in Missouri:
The William J. Hinchey Diaries
By John F. Bradbury Jr.

Book Reviews

Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri’s Civil War, 1861-1865
By Mark W. Geiger
Reviewed by Robert W. Frizzell

On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865
By Diane Mutti Burke
Reviewed by Debra Foster Greene

Conflict in the Ozarks: Hill Folk, Industrialists, and Government in Missouri’s Courtois Hills
By David Benac
Reviewed by Brooks Blevins

Book Notes

The Santa Fe Trade: Selected Newspaper Articles, 1813-1846
Compiled by Gary Lenderman

Quantrill at Lawrence: The Untold Story
By Paul R. Petersen

A White-Bearded Plainsman: The Memoirs of Archaeologist W. Raymond Wood
By W. Raymond Wood

The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History
By Margot McMillen

Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867
By William A. Dobak

News in Brief

October 2011 (Vol. 106, No. 1)

Feature Articles

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Missouri and the Civil War in the West:
More Essays from the Missouri Historical Review

By William Garrett Piston


Sent Into a Land of Strangers: The Banishment of the Reverend Berry Hill Spencer
By Marcus J. McArthur


Retreat from Reform: St. Louis Politics in the Wake of the 1896 Tornado
By Joseph Rogers


From the Stacks: Research Center-St. Louis
Kay Drey, Environmental Champion
By Kenn Thomas

Book Reviews

Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery’s Frontier
By Lea VanderVelde
Reviewed by Brett Rogers

The Dead End Kids of St. Louis: Homeless Boys and the People Who Tried to Save Them
By Bonnie Stepenoff
Reviewed by Matthew Mancini

White Man’s Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909
By Kimberly Harper
Reviewed by Michael J. Pfeifer

July 2011 (Vol. 105, No. 4)

Feature Articles

Photo of July 2011 Missouri Historical Review Cover

Aggressive Philanthropy:
Progressivism, Conservatism,and the William Volker Charities Fund:

By Michael J. McVicar


Such is a Dragoon’s Life:
Corporal Mathias Baker, Company B, First Dragoons, 1845-1849:

By Will Gorenfeld and Tim Kimball


Commercial Television Arrives in Missouri: 
The Birth of KSD-TV in St. Louis:

By James Forr


From the Stacks: Research Center-Kansas City
Charles N. Kimball: A Mentor to the Community
By David Boutros

Book Reviews

Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print & Power.
By James McGrath Morris
Reviewed by Michael D. Murray

April 2011 (Vol. 105, No. 3)

Feature Articles

Photo of April 2011 Missouri Historical Review Cover

Saint Louis University Slaves
By C. Walker Gollar

St. Martin’s Church and the White Lady of Starkenburg: Traditions and Transitions
By Carol Heming


The Second Battle of Wilson’s Creek: The Fight for the National Battlefield in the 86th Congress
By David E. Balducchi


From the Stacks: Research Center-Columbia
Politics in Missouri Oral History Project
By Jeff D. Corrigan

Book Reviews

Rising on the River: St. Louis 1822 to 1850,
Explosive Growth from Town to City

By Frederick A. Hodes
Reviewed by Kenneth H. Winn

The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders,
and American Expansion

By Jay Gitlin
Reviewed by Patricia Cleary

January 2011 (Vol. 105, No. 2)

Feature Articles

Benton and the World at War: The Year of Peril
By Henry Adams


“Like a Tug of War”: The Lynching of Thomas Gilyard
By Kimberly Harper


St. Louis and the 1918 Influenza: The Impact of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions
By Robert Wilson


From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla
            Lyman G. Bennett Collection, 1857-1865
            By John F. Bradbury

Book Reviews

New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend
By Mary Sue Anton
Reviewed by Joel P. Rhodes

The Campbell Quest: A Saga of Family and Fortune
By Patrick C. MacCulloch
Reviewed by William E. Foley

The Soldier from Independence: A Military Biography of Harry Truman
By D. M. Giangreco
Reviewed by Jon E. Taylor

Missouri’s War: The Civil War in Documents
Edited by Silvana R. Siddali
Reviewed by Adam Arenson

Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War
By William Garrett Piston and Thomas P. Sweeney
Reviewed by William E. Parrish

October 2010 (Vol. 105, No. 1)

Feature Articles
Cover from the October 2010 issue of the Missouri Historical Review. Cover illustration: Lester Parker, 'Afternoon View on Ware's Creek,' State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection. Anchor Travel Village and Branson’s Evolving Tourist Accommodations
By Keith A. Sculle
Esclavage Rouge: The Nature and Influence of Indian Slavery in Colonial St. Louis
By Peter K. Johnson
“I Am Going to Find a New Fatherland”: Nationalism and German Colonization Societies in the Frontier State of Missouri
By Stephan Greenway
The Third Iowa Cavalry in Sterling Price’s 1864 Missouri Raid
By Mary B. Townsend
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection−St. Louis
William L. Hungate Watergate Collection, 1972−1974
By Jerry Cooper
Book Reviews
Meriwether Lewis
By Thomas C. Danisi and John C. Jackson
Reviewed by David Rice
Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane
By Bryce Benedict
Reviewed by Jeremy Neely

July 2010 (Vol. 104, No. 4)

Feature Articles
Cover from the July 2010 issue of the Missouri Historical Review. Cover illustration: Lester Parker, 'Afternoon View on Ware's Creek,' State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection Mothers of Commerce: Antebellum Missouri Women and the Family Farm
By Jeff Bremer
Protecting St. Louis Neighborhoods from the Encroachment of Brothels, 1870-1920
By James Wunsch
The Boxer and the Duelist: The Origins of the Missouri Prizefight Law of 1874
By Arly Allen
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City
Augustus Koch, City Viewmaker
By David Boutros
Book Reviews
Good Order and Safety: A History of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, 1861-1906
By Allen E. Wagner
Reviewed by Margaret Garb
Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City
By Colin Gordon
Reviewed by George Lipsitz
Man of Douglas, Man of Lincoln: The Political Odyssey of James Henry Lane
By Ian Michael Spurgeon
Reviewed by William E. Parrish

April 2010 (Vol. 104, No. 3)

Feature Articles
Photo courtesy of: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, National Child Labor Committee Collection, [LC-DIG-nclc-03506] Child Savers and St. Louis Newsboys, 1896-1948
By Bonnie Stepenoff
Race Should be as Unimportant as Ancestry: German Radicals and African American Citizenship in the Missouri Constitution of 1865
By Alison Clark Efford
“With the Brain of a Man and the Heart of a Woman”: Missouri Women and Rural Change, 1890-1915
By Rebecca S. Montgomery
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia
The Civil War Sesquicentennial at WHMC-Columbia
By William T. Stolz and Nathan Troup
Book Reviews
Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture
By Anita Clair Fellman
Reviewed by Catherine Rymph

January 2010 (Vol. 104, No. 2)

Feature Articles

Photo of January 2010 Missouri Historical Review Cover

Jenny Lind Comes to Missouri
By Harlan Jennings
The Political Education of Joseph Pulitzer
By James McGrath Morris
The FBI’s “Strawman”: Breaking the Kansas City Mob’s Connection to Las Vegas
By Kenneth J. Peak and William N. Ouseley
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla
Colonel Jay Torrey, Fruitville Farms, and the Village of Torreytown
By John F. Bradbury
Book Reviews
A President, a Church, and Trails West: Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri
By Jon E. Taylor
Reviewed by Daniel D. Holt
Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Nature’s Highway, 1819-1935
By William E. Lass
Reviewed by Diana L. Ahmad
A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: The Life of Louis Houck
By Joel P. Rhodes
Reviewed by H. Riley Bock

October 2009 (Vol. 104, No. 1)

Feature Articles
“Far More Than a Romantic Adventure” The American Civil War in Harry Truman’s History and Memory
By Ethan S. Rafuse
The Mysterious Charles Courtin and the Early Missouri Fur Trade
By Larry E. Morris
Anslinger vs. Donnici: Narcotics Trafficking and Federal Justice in Kansas City, Missouri, 1939
By Patrick McLear
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-St. Louis
The Arthur Witman (1902-1991) Photograph Collection
By Nancy McIlvaney
Book Reviews
William Clark: Indian Diplomat
By Jay H. Buckley
Reviewed by J. Frederick Fausz
The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois
By Owen W. Muelder
Reviewed by Kristin E. S. Zapalac
Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins
By Joshua M. Dunn
Reviewed by Sherry Schirmer

July 2009 Vol. 103, No. 4

Feature Articles
L’ Anneé du Coup: The Battle of St. Louis, 1780, Part 2
By Carolyn Gilman
“We, Too, Are Still Here”: German Americans in St. Louis, 1919-1941
By Gregory Kupsky
Who was the “Enemy Among Us”?: Missouri’s World War II Prisoners of War
By Derek R. Mallett
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City
Foundations of the Jewish Community in Kansas City
By David Boutros
Sidney Larson (1923-2009)
By Carole Sue DeLaite
Book Reviews
Boss-Busters & Sin Hounds: Kansas City and Its Star
By Harry Haskell
Reviewed by J. Christopher Schnell
Establishing Justice in Middle America: A History of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
By Jeffrey Brandon Morris
Reviewed by Lawrence H. Larsen
The St. Louis African American Community and the Exodusters
By Bryan M. Jack
Reviewed by Gary R. Kremer
The Chouteaus: First Family of the Fur Trade
By Stan Hoig
Reviewed by David Rice

April 2009 Vol. 103, No. 3

Feature Articles
L’ Anneé du Coup: The Battle of St. Louis, 1780, Part 1
By Carolyn Gilman
“A Damned Tight Place”: General Jeff Thompson Confronts the Federals at Fredericktown, Missouri
By James E. McGhee
“Drifting Back into Their Old Ways”: Local Efforts to Banish the German Language from Missouri During the Great War
By Petra DeWitt
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia
River Traffic: The Steamboat’s Mark on Missouri
By Elizabeth Engel
Book Reviews
Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country
By Carl J. Ekberg
Reviewed by Patricia Cleary
The Early Black History Movement, Carter G. Woodson, and Lorenzo Johnston Greene
By Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
Reviewed by Gary R. Kremer
Independent Immigrants: A Settlement of Hanoverian Germans in Western Missouri
By Robert W. Frizzell
Reviewed by Walter A. Schroeder

January 2009 (Vol. 103, No. 2)

Feature Articles
Uprooted or Transplanted?: Reflections on Patterns of German Immigration to Missouri
By Walter D. Kamphoefner
The Veiled Prophet’s Oriental Tale: St. Louis’s Famous Festivals in Context, 1878-1900
By Susan Nance
The Abraham Lincoln Legacy in Missouri
By Gary R. Kremer
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla
Walter Goodwin Swart, Mining Engineer
By Mark C. Stauter
Book Reviews


The Whiskey Merchant’s Diary: An Urban Life in the Emerging Midwest
By Joseph J. Mersman, Edited with an introduction by Linda A. Fisher
Reviewed by Kenneth H. Winn
The Curt Flood Story: The Man Behind the Myth
By Stuart L. Weiss
Reviewed by James N. Giglio
An American Art Colony: The Art and Artists of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, 1930-1940.
By Scott Kerr and R. H. Dick
Reviewed by Joan Stack
Holy Hills of the Ozarks: Religion and Tourism in Branson, Missouri
By Aaron K. Ketchell
Reviewed by Larry G. Brown

October 2008 (Vol. 103, No. 1)

Feature Articles
Drinking, Dying, and Lying to Priests: Community Bonds and Conflicts over Authority in Colonial St. Louis
By Patricia Cleary
“Demand Nothing but what is Strictly Right and Submit to Nothing that is Wrong”: Governor Lilburn Boggs, Governor Robert Lucas, and the Honey War of 1839
By Thomas M. Spencer
Carr W. Pritchett and the Civil War Era in Glasgow and Fayette
By Lawrence O. Christensen
From the Stacks:
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-St. Louis

Rannells Family Papers, 1838-1905
By Susan J. Beattie
Book Reviews


Buried in the Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America.
By Elliot Jaspin.
Reviewed by Dominic J. Capeci Jr..
The Border Between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line
By Jeremy Neely.
Reviewed by James M. Denny
The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America
By Robert Pierce Forbes.
Reviewed by William E. Foley
A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World’s First Journalism School
By Steve Weinberg
Journalism 1908: Birth of a Profession
Edited by Betty Houchin Winfield
Reviewed by Michael D. Murray

July 2008 (Vol. 102, No. 4)

Feature Articles
Making Boys into Miners: The Freshman Fight and Hazing at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, 1903-1945
By Patrick Huber and Stephen Foster
Faith and Foreign Policy: An Exploration into the Mind of Harry Truman
By Richard S. Kirkendall
St. Louis: Essays from the First Century of the Missouri Historical Review
By Louis S. Gerteis
From the Stacks:
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City

Missouri’s Airline: TWA’s “Around the World Service”
By David Boutros
Book Reviews


Friedrich Hecker: Two Lives for Liberty
By Sabine Freitag, translated from the German and edited by Steven Rowan
Reviewed by Walter D. Kamphoefner
Evolution of a Missouri Asylum: Fulton State Hospital, 1851-2006
By Richard L. Lael, Barbara Brazos, and Margot Ford McMillen
Reviewed by Danny Wedding
The Enchanted Years of the Stage: Kansas City at the Crossroads of American Theater, 1870-1930
By Felicia Hardison Londré
Reviewed by Alan R. Havig

April 2008 (Vol. 102, No. 3)

Feature Articles
‘Tom, You’re Not Going to Get [It] On a Silver Platter’: The Inaugural Senate Campaign of Thomas F. Eagleton
By James N. Giglio
James MacKay: International Explorer
By Thomas C. Danisi and W. Raymond Wood
A Half-Century of Missouri History: A Memoir
By Perry McCandless
From the Stacks:
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia

Through the Lions: Missouri Journalism in China
By Thomas Miller
Persephone’s Shade Tree: An Important Thomas Hart Benton Study Drawing Acquired by The State Historical Society of Missouri
By Joan Stack
Book Reviews


The St. Louis Baseball Reader
Edited by Richard Peterson
Reviewed by Jeffrey Smith
Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950
By Rosemary Feurer
Reviewed by Stephen L. McIntyre
Nathan B. Young and the Struggle over Black Higher Education
By Antonio F. Holland
Reviewed by Pellom McDaniels III
Long Road to Liberty: The Odyssey of a German Regiment in the Yankee Army: The 15th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
By Donald Allendorf
Reviewed by Virginia J. Laas

January 2008 (Vol. 102, No. 2)

“James W. Goodrich (1939-2007)” By Lynn Wolf Gentzler, pp. 72-77.

“‘A Consistent Player and a Consistent Christian’: The Midwestern Roots of Branch Rickey’s Idealism and Racial Progressivism, 1904-1942” By Lee Lowenfish, pp. 78-87

“A Cultural Barometer: The St. Louis Mercantile Library as National Institution, 1846-1871” By Adam Arenson, pp. 88-102

“Popular Arts and Entertainments as Presented in One Hundred Years of the Missouri Historical Review” By Alan R. Havig, pp. 103-117

October 2007 (Vol. 102, No. 1)

“Marie Dierking Herd Neuhaus: Lafayette County German Farmwife and Proto-Feminist” By Robert W. Frizzell, pp. 1-9.

“The Pertle Springs Park: The Life and Death of a Nineteenth-Century Midwestern Resort” By Jeffrey K. Yelton, pp. 10-24.

“The Patriarch, His “Wives,” His “Slaves,” and His “Children”: Contested Wills in the Case of Keen v. Keen” By Kimberly A. Schreck, pp. 25-41.

““I Enjoyed My Work in the Senate””: An Oral Interview with Thomas F. Eagleton, pp.42-57.

July 2007 (Vol. 101, No. 4)

“America’s Crossroads: A Century of Kansas City Essays from the Missouri Historical Review” By Diane Mutti Burke and John Herron, pp. 196-204

“Edward Miller’s Town: The Reconceptualization of Pleasant Hill by the Pacific Railroad of Missouri” By James R. Shortridge, pp. 205-225

“The St. Louis and Suburban Streetcar Strike of 1900” By James F. Baker, pp. 226-245

April 2007 (Vol. 101, No. 3)

“James H. Lucas: Eminent St. Louis Entrepreneur and Philanthropist” By Joseph C. Thurman, pp. 129-145

“Hickory Wind: The Role of Personality and the Press in Andrew Jackson’s Bank War in Missouri, 1831-1837” By Stephen Campbell, pp. 146-167

“William J. Thompkins: African American Physician, Politician, and Publisher” By Gary R. Kremer, pp. 168-182

January 2007 (Vol. 101, No. 2)

“Making Him Fresh Again: On Writing Yet Another Mark Twain Biography” By Ron Powers, pp. 67-77

““The Most Serious Senator”: A Reconsideration of Forrest C. Donnell of Missouri and the North Atlantic Treaty” By Matthew C. Sherman, pp. 78-98

““Bashi-Bazouks” and Rebels Too: Action at Camden Point, July 13, 1864” By Scott A. Porter, pp. 99-114

October 2006 (Vol. 101, No. 1)

“A “Damn Yankee” in Rebel Territory: James Hutchison Kerr's Reflections on his Southeast Missouri Years” By Joe P. Dunn, pp. 1-16

“Whose Forest is This?: Hillfolk, Industrialists, and Government in the Ozarks” By David Benac, pp. 17-35

“Forty Years of Missouri History: A Memoir” By Lawrence O. Christensen, pp. 36-47

““I Plant Myself . . . Down on My Unquestionable Rights”: Elijah Lovejoy’s Fatal Stand for Freedom” By Katie Roberts, pp. 48-

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