Vol. 115, No. 4, July 2021

Feature Articles

  • Missourians’ Struggle for Statehood, By Gary R. Kremer
  • White Man’s Paper Trail: Extinguishing Indigenous Land Claims in Missouri, By Greg Olson
  • “Useful to the Public Business”: Mathurin-Michel Amoureux’s 1803 Letter from New Madrid, By John Craig Hammond and Thomas J. Slancauskas

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia

  • The 1817 Statehood Petition, By John Brenner

Book Reviews

  • The Shattered Cross: French Catholic Missionaries on the Mississippi River, 1698–1725, By Linda Carol Jones
    Reviewed by Patricia Cleary
  • Women Making War: Female Confederate Prisoners and Union Military Justice, By Thomas F. Curran
    Reviewed by Joseph M. Beilein Jr.
  • Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow, By Tyrone McKinley Freeman
    Reviewed by Shennette Garrett-Scott
  • Inventing America’s First Immigration Crisis: Political Nativism in the Antebellum West, By Luke Ritter
    Reviewed by Tyler Anbinder
  • The Best Team Over There: The Untold Story of Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Great War, By Jim Leeke
    Reviewed by Thomas Aiello

Book Notes

  • Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years, By Larry Gragg
  • Ozark Country, By Otto Ernest Rayburn, edited by Brooks Blevins
  • The Katy Trail: A Guided Tour through History, By Kathy Schrenk
  • So Much Older Then: Coming of Age When the World Is Coming Apart, By Paul Kuehnert
  • 100 Things to Do in Missouri Before You Die, By John W. Brown and Amanda E. Doyle

News in Brief

Index to Volume 115

Cover Description

Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, 1851–1852, by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879). Oil on canvas, 36½ x 50¼”. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Nathaniel Phillips, 1890.