Vol. 116, No. 1, October 2021

Feature Articles

  • In Memory of Perry McCandless, 1917–2021
  • Doing “Some Good”: George Horne’s Role in the 1950 Desegregation of the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and the University of Missouri, By Larry Gragg
  • Pragmatism and the Political Turn: The Assemblies of God in Springfield, Missouri, By Roger G. Robins
  • The 1903 St. Louis Turf Investment Companies Scandal: Ponies and Ponzi Schemes, By David A. Warfield

From the Stacks

Research Center–Columbia

  • The Val Farmer Papers and the 1980s Farm Crisis, By Laura R. Jolley

Book Reviews

  • Blue Song: St. Louis in the Life and Work of Tennessee Williams, By Henry I. Schvey
    Reviewed by David A. Crespy
  • West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire, By Kevin Waite
    Reviewed by Andrew F. Lang
  • A Weary Land: Slavery on the Ground in Arkansas, By Kelly Houston Jones
    Reviewed by Cherisse Jones-Branch
  • A Contest of Civilizations: Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era, By Andrew F. Lang
    Reviewed by Justin Behrend
  • Union Renegades: Miners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age, By Dana M. Caldemeyer
    Reviewed by Chad Pearson
  • Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, By Adrian Miller
    Reviewed by Ken Albala

Book Notes

  • Show Me Small-Town Missouri, By Jake McCandless
  • The Last Children of Mill Creek, By Vivian Gibson
  • The Hill: St. Louis’s Italian American Neighborhood, By LynnMarie Alexander
  • Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier, By Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
  • Seth: The Life and Journey of General Seth Jefferson McKee, By Jerry Ford and Frank Nickell
  • The Inspiring Story of a Special Relationship, By Nancy Carver

News in Brief

Cover Description

Landscape—Cornshock (A Windy Day, Rocheport, Dec. 3, 1920), by John Sites Ankeney (1870–1946). Pastel on toned paper, 1920. [SHSMO Art Collection, 1963.0011]