Vol. 115, No. 3, April 2021

Feature Articles

  • Harry Truman’s Tour of Duty as Missouri Reemployment Director: His Transition from Local to National Politician, By David E. Balducchi
  • “To Help Them Brush Aside the Limitations That Hold Them Back”: Ruth Porter, Liberal Interracialism, and St. Louis Community Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, By Amanda L. Izzo
  • Turning the Page: William Clark’s Post-Expedition Years, By William E. Foley

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia

  • The Ozarks: Opportunities in the Archives, By Kimberly Harper

Book Reviews

  • Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War, By Steve Inskeep
    Reviewed by David Miller
  • Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy, By William L. Barney
    Reviewed by Lucas Volkman
  • Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West, By Susan Lee Johnson
    Reviewed by Sarah Deutsch
  • Tulsa, 1921: Reporting on a Massacre, By Randy Krehbiel
    Reviewed by Tiffany A. Player
  • The Year of Peril: America in 1942, By Tracy Campbell
    Reviewed by Nancy Beck Young

Book Notes

  • Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul, By A. J. Baime
  • Candy Men: The Story of Switzer’s Licorice, By Patrick Murphy
  • Missouri in World War I, By Jeremy Paul Amick
  • Missouri’s Murderous Matrons: Emma Heppermann and Bertha Gifford, By Victoria Cosner and Lorelei Shannon
  • The Lenin Plot: The Untold Story of America’s Midnight War against Russia, By Barnes Carr
  • Ride the Devil’s Herd: Wyatt Earp’s Epic Battle against the West’s Biggest Outlaw Gang, By John Boessenecker

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2020

News in Brief

Cover Description

Hinkson Creek Bridge, by Carl R. Gentry (1888–1976). Oil on canvas, undated. Gift of the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri. [SHSMO Art Collection, 1976.0001]