Vol. 118, No. 2, January 2024

Feature Articles

  • Benjamin F. Loan: Radical Generalship in Civil War Missouri, by Thomas A. Jones
  • “The Very Depths of Hatred and Bitterness”: The 1968 University of Missouri–Rolla and Southwest Missouri State College Basketball Melee, by Larry Gragg
  • Faith, Family, Missouri Small-Town Values, and the Entrepreneurial Spirit, An Interview with David Steward by Gary R. Kremer

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia

  • Records of Indigenous Enslavement in the Ste. Genevieve Archives, by Emily Peebles and John Craig Hammond

Book Reviews

  • Continental Reckoning: The American West in the Age of Expansion, by Elliott West
    Reviewed by Amy Kohout
  • Slavery, Religion, and Race in Antebellum Missouri: Freedom from Slavery and Freedom from Sin, by Kevin D. Butler
    Reviewed by John Patrick Daly
  • Agriculture in the Midwest, 1815–1900, by R. Douglas Hurt
    Reviewed by David D. Vail
  • Left in the Midwest: St. Louis Progressive Activism in the 1960s and 1970s, edited by Amanda L. Izzo and Benjamin Looker
    Reviewed by Gregg L. Michel
  • Truman and the Bomb: The Untold Story, by D. M. Giangreco
    Reviewed by Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C.
  • The First Migrants: How Black Homesteaders’ Quest for Land and Freedom Heralded America’s Great Migration, by Richard Edwards and Jacob K. Friefeld
    Reviewed by Bryan Jack

Book Notes

  • The Watchdog: How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two, by Steve Drummond
  • A. A. Fischer’s St. Louis Landscapes, by Nancy Moore Hamilton
  • Sunny Jim Bottomley: A Biography of a Hall of Fame First Baseman, by Kent Krause
  • Great Plains Forts, by Jay H. Buckley and Jeffery D. Nokes
  • Images of America: Route 66 St. Louis Style, by Joe Sonderman
  • Half the Town Burned: The Great Wooldridge Fire of 2022, by Tim Scherrer

News in Brief

Cover Description

Margarete E. “Ma” Boon standing by Boon’s Store and Post Office, Franklin, Missouri, 1952. Photo by Burford Leon Royston. [Burford Leon Royston Collection, CA6685]