Missouri Historical Review

Introduction

The Missouri Historical Review, an award-winning scholarly quarterly, has served as the cornerstone of SHSMO's publication program since 1906. This richly illustrated journal features current scholarship on all facets of the state's history. The Missouri Historical Review also contains reviews of and notes on recently published books about the history of the state and local areas and the lives of Missourians.

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Current Issue

January 2019 (Vol. 113, No. 2)

Feature Articles

Swampland to Farmland
The Little River Drainage District and the
Transformation of the Southeast Missouri Lowlands
79 By John C. Fisher Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Making of an American Icon
94 By Caroline Fraser David P. Dyer
Martial, Legislative, and Judicial Champion for Civil Rights
105 By Steve Ehlmann

From the Stacks

128
Research Center–Columbia
The Missouri Innovation and Exploration Oral History Project
By Sean Rost

Book Reviews

132
Bitterroot:
The Life and Death of Meriwether Lewis
By Patricia Tyson Stroud
Reviewed by William E. Foley Supreme Injustice:
Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court
By Paul Finkelman
Reviewed by Kate Masur Houses Divided:
Evangelical Schisms and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri
By Lucas P. Volkman
Reviewed by Timothy Wesley Osage Women and Empire:
Gender and Power
By Tai S. Edwards
Reviewed by Brad D. Lookingbill Cultivating Citizens:
The Regional Work of Art in the New Deal Era
By Lauren Kroiz
Reviewed by Joan Stack When They Blew the Levee:
Race, Politics, and Community in Pinhook, Missouri
By David Todd Lawrence and Elaine J. Lawless
Reviewed by David Roediger

Book Notes

142
Living Ozarks: The Ecology and Culture of a Natural Place
Edited by William B. Edgar, Rachel M. Besara, and James S. Baumlin
Franz Schwarzer: “The King of Zither Manufacturers”
Compiled and edited by Walt Larson
The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day
By Gary E. Moulton
Chasing Frank and Jesse James:
The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt
By Wayne Fanebust
Together as One:
The Legacy of James Shipley, World War II Tuskegee Airman
By Jeremy Paul Ämick
The Diaries of Reuben Smith, Kansas Settler and Civil War Soldier
Edited by Lana Wirt Myers

News in Brief

144

Cover Image Credit

The Center for Missouri Studies construction site, viewed from the southwest, October 23, 2018. Photograph by Notley Hawkins.


Recent Issues

October 2018 (Vol. 113, No. 1)

Feature Articles

The Destruction of the Big Mound
Possessing and Defining Native American Places in Early St. Louis
1 By Patricia Cleary Crossing Jordan
The Mississippi River in the Black Experience in Greater St. Louis, 1815–1860
22 By Anna K. Roberts “Outside These Walls Someplace There Was a God”
An Interview with World War II Prison Camp Survivor Betsy Herold Heimke, Part 2
41 Interview Conducted by Thomas H. Miller
Annotations by Kimberly Harper

From the Stacks

58
Research Center–St. Louis
The Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign Records, 1981–1987
By A. J. Medlock

Book Reviews

63
Hillbilly Hellraisers:
Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks
By J. Blake Perkins
Reviewed by Tom Lee The Second Coming of the KKK:
The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition
By Linda Gordon
Reviewed by Shawn Lay Pioneer Girl Perspectives:
Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder
By Nancy Tystad Koupal
Reviewed by Laura Woodworth-Ney A Kingdom Divided:
Evangelicals, Loyalty, and Sectionalism in the Civil War Era
By April E. Holm
Reviewed by Mark A. Noll The F Street Mess:
How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act
By Alice Elizabeth Malavasic
Reviewed by Michael D. Robinson Omar Nelson Bradley:
America’s GI General, 1893–1981
By Steven L. Ossad
Reviewed by D. K. R. Crosswell The Rural Cemetery Movement:
Places of Paradox in Nineteenth-Century America
By Jeffrey Smith
Reviewed by Carol Grove Lincoln’s Lieutenants:
The High Command of the Army of the Potomac
By Stephen W. Sears
Reviewed by John G. Selby

Book Notes

75
Postal Service in Territorial Missouri, 1804–1821
By Robert G. Schultz
The Captain and the Judge:
Building Camps, Forts, Dams, Bridges and Character across the Ozarks
By Natalie Prussing Halpin and Lisa Irle
Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call:
Activist Voice for Social Justice
By Sheila Brooks and Clint C. Wilson II
This Used to Be St. Louis
By Nina Harris
The Pitcher and the Dictator:
Satchel Paige’s Unlikely Season in the Dominican Republic
By Averell “Ace” Smith
The Ozark Trail:
Images of Missouri’s Longest Hiking Trail
By Don Massey
The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett:
Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California
By R. Gregory Nokes

News in Brief

78

Cover Image Credit

The Center for Missouri Studies construction site, viewed from Peace Park on the University of Missouri campus, September 15, 2018. Photograph by John Brenner.


July 2018 (Vol. 112, No. 4)

Feature Articles

The Emancipation of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly
St. Louis, 1847–1860
243 By Sylvia Hoffert “Work, Play, and Be Merry but Don’t Forget the First!”
College Women and the Founding of Phi Theta Kappa in Missouri
260 By Angela Firkus “Outside These Walls Someplace There Was a God”
An Interview with World War II Prison Camp Survivor Betsy Herold Heimke, Part 1
280 Interview Conducted by Thomas H. Miller
Annotations by Kimberly Harper

From the Stacks

301
Research Center–Cape Girardeau
The Fruitland Grange No. 611 Record Book, 1873–1876
By Bill Eddleman

Book Reviews

306
Grant
By Ron Chernow
Reviewed by Brian S. Wills A Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border States
By Michael D. Robinson
Reviewed by Aaron Astor Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program
Exposed Innocent Americans
By Lisa Martino-Taylor
Reviewed by Gerald Markowitz Southeast Missouri from Swampland to Farmland: The Transformation of the Lowlands
By John C. Fisher
Reviewed by Jillian Hartley Chester B. Himes: A Biography
By Lawrence P. Jackson
Reviewed by Darryl Dickson-Carr Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend
By Steve Paul
Reviewed by James M. Hutchisson Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order
By Jon Shelton
Reviewed by Wayne J. Urban A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949
By Kevin Peraino
Reviewed by Steven I. Levine

Book Notes

318
Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis 1849
By Christopher Alan Gordon
Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character
By Marty Appel
In Missouri’s Wilds: St. Mary’s of the Barrens and the
American Catholic Church, 1818 to 2016
By Richard J. Janet
The Civil War Missouri Compendium: Almost Unabridged
By Joseph W. McCoskrie Jr. and Brian Warren
Rollin’ Down the River: Discovering People and Places along the Mighty Missouri
By Larry N. Campbell
West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express
By Jim DeFelice

News in Brief

320

Index to Volume 112

321

Cover Image Credit

An undated image of a patriotic celebration in Lafayette County, Missouri. [Rehkop/Peterson Collection, C3888-C0331, SHSMO-C]


April 2018 (Vol. 112, No. 3)

Feature Articles

Heroines on the Home Front
World War I and the Council of National Defense's Woman's Committee, Missouri Division
169 By Petra DeWitt Fateful Bargain
Race, Money, and Politics in the Origins and Development of Kansas City's Paseo YMCA
189 By Michael Sweeney Chronicles of Discontent, Tribunes for Change
Columbia and Its Underground Press in the Vietnam Era
207 By Michael B. Smith and Seth A. Smith

From the Stacks

224
Research Center–Columbia
O. K. Armstrong: Journalist, Author, and Politician from Southwest Missouri
By Elizabeth E. Engel

Book Reviews

229
A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Journal and Description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794–1796
Edited by Raymond J. DeMallie, Douglas R. Parks, and Robert Vézina
Reviewed by Sharon K. Person Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion
By Paul Frymer
Reviewed by Christa Dierksheide Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis
By Keona K. Ervin
Reviewed by Rosemary Feurer The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War
By Richard E. Schroeder
Reviewed by David C. Unger Fiddler's Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri
By Howard Wight Marshall
Reviewed by Jeff Todd Titon The Latina/o Midwest Reader
Edited by Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox
Reviewed by Perla M. Guerrero Women Politicking Politely: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s
By Kimberly Wilmot Voss
Reviewed by Dolores Flamiano Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History
By Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, and Rebecca S. Wingo
Reviewed by Julie Courtwright

Book Notes

239
Renaissance: A History of the Central West End
By Candace O'Connor
A Pictorial Tribute to Rural Schools: Adair County, Missouri
By Vivian Vice Wright and Larry C. Evans
Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri: A Local History
By Terry Primas
Pioneer Churches of Springfield, Missouri: Celebrating More than a Century of Service
By Paul W. Bass and Cecilia M. Chittenden
Rafts and Other Rivercraft in Huckleberry Finn
By Peter G. Beidler
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity, Jig
By Susie Stone
Missouri Wild and Wonderful
By Matt Miles

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2017

241

News in Brief

242

Cover Image Credit

A Red Cross float from a parade in Lafayette County, Missouri, during World War I. [Rehkop/Peterson Collection, C3888-C0331, SHSMO-C]


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