Vol. 118, No. 3, April 2024

Feature Articles

  • “Protection for All Citizens”: Civil Defense and the Problem of Evacuating Missouri’s Urban Centers during the Cold War, 1950–1970, by Jenny Barker-Devine
  • Major Wilson, Major Wolf, and Union Retaliation in Civil War St. Louis, by Brooks Blevins
  • “The Greatest Barbecue Man in the World”: Reexamining Henry Perry, Kansas City’s Barbecue King, by Michael Sweeney

From the Stacks

Research Center–Rolla

  • Snapshots of the Past: The John F. Bradbury Postcard Collection, by Kathleen Seale

Book Reviews

  • Indigenous Missourians: Ancient Societies to the Present, by Greg Olson
    Reviewed by John Gram
  • The Missouri Home Guard: Protecting the Home Front during the Great War, by Petra DeWitt
    Reviewed by Richard S. Faulkner
  • The Lies of the Land: Seeing Rural America for What It Is–And Isn’t, by Steven Conn
    Reviewed by Doug Genens
  • Fighting for a Free Missouri: German Immigrants, African Americans, and the Issue of Slavery, edited by Sydney J. Norton
    Reviewed by Luke Ritter
  • Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks: The Life and Times of Lucile Morris Upton, by Susan Croce Kelly
    Reviewed by Kimberly Voss
  • Oracle of Lost Causes: John Newman Edwards and His Never-Ending Civil War, by Matthew Christopher Hulbert
    Reviewed by Christopher Grasso

Book Notes

  • The Last Ride of the Pony Express: My 2,000-Mile Horseback Journey into the Old West, by Will Grant
  • Gravity: Selected Letters of Olivia Langdon Clemens, edited by Barbara E. Snedecor
  • Walking South City: A Journey through Historic St. Louis Neighborhoods, by Jim Merkel
  • Farm Girl Takes Flight: A Flight Attendant's Journey through Faith, Art, and Life, by Elaine Hayob Bankston
  • Family Reins: The Heartbreaking Fall of an American Dynasty, by Billy Busch

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2023

News in Brief

Cover Description

Newman Cox, farmer and World War I veteran, 1953. Cox was one of many subjects that Burford Leon Royston photographed along his route as a mail carrier in Howard County, Missouri, from the 1950s to the 1970s. [Burford Leon Royston Collection, CA6685]