Vol. 114, No. 2, January 2020

Feature Articles

  • Preventing a “School of Nullification”: Politics, Slavery, and the Presidency of the University of Missouri, 1839–1856, by Zachary Dowdle
  • A Parisian Woman in Colonial Ste. Genevieve, by Carl J. Ekberg
  • Hard Work, Community, Family: Shared Values for a Divided State, by Claire McCaskill

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia

  • LGBTQ History in the Helen Stephens Collection, by Heather Richmond

Book Reviews

  • The Life of Mark Twain: The Middle Years, 1871–1891, by Gary Scharnhorst
    Reviewed by John Bird
  • Taking Possession: The Politics of Memory in a St. Louis Town House, by Heidi Aronson Kolk
    Reviewed by Robert Paulett
  • Hipbillies: Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks, by Jared M. Phillips
    Reviewed by Michael B. Smith
  • Settlers as Conquerors: Free Land Policy in Antebellum America, by Julius Wilm
    Reviewed by Laurel Clark Shire
  • The Heartland: An American History, by Kristin L. Hoganson
    Reviewed by Stephen Warren

Book Notes

  • Will That Be Regular or Ethyl?: Growing Up along Route 66 in 1950s Missouri, by DeWayne Landwehr
  • Colonels in Blue: Missouri and the Western States and Territories, by Roger D. Hunt
  • James A. Reed: Legendary Lawyer; Marplot in the United States Senate, by J. Michael Cronan
  • Unexampled CourageThe Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, by Richard Gergel
  • Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America, by Jim Auchmutey

News in Brief

Cover Description

Winter Sunset Looking North: Cottonwood Grove, by Brian Mahieu, oil on canvas. [SHSMO Art Collection, 2017.0003]