Missouri Historical Review


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.

Receiving the Missouri Historical Review is one of many benefits of becoming an SHSMO member. You can also make a contribution directly supporting the journal. Questions about purchasing individual issues, past or current, should be sent to contact@shsmo.org.

Past Issues

Current Issue

October 2017 (Vol. 112, No. 1)

Feature Articles

Science in Little Dixie
The Missouri Boyhood of John Clark Salyer II
1 By M. J. Morgan and T. D. Morgan Bluegrass Time in the Show-Me State 23 By Howard Wight Marshall The Civil War Prison Diary of Lizzie Powell 46 Annotated and Edited by Kimberly Harper and John Brenner

From the Stacks

Research Center–Rolla
Cyclones, Shetland Ponies, Stagecoach Lines, and Chevrolet
The Ray Family and Edna Housden Haggard Collections
By Kathleen Seale

Book Reviews

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804
By Alan Taylor
Reviewed by Robert Morrissey Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras
By Kristen Epps
Reviewed by Heidi L. Dodson Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War
By Wayne H. Bowen
Reviewed by Steven T. Wagner Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865
By Thomas W. Cutrer
Reviewed by Carl H. Moneyhon J. L. Wilkinson and the Kansas City Monarchs: Trailblazers in Black Baseball
By William A. Young
Reviewed by Billy D. Higgins Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country Music
By Bill C. Malone
Reviewed by Ben Wynne

Book Notes

The World War I Soldiers of Monroe County, Missouri
Edited by Jan Smiley Carter and Kenneth A. McGee
The Arkansas Post of Louisiana
By Morris S. Arnold
Albert C. Ellithorpe, the Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier
Edited by M. Jane Johansson
Immanuel Lutheran Church: History and Families
By the Immanuel Lutheran Church Book Committee
John T. Woodruff of Springfield, Missouri, in the Ozarks: An Encyclopedic Biography
By Thomas A. Peters
Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson
By Timothy B. Smith

News in Brief


Cover Image Credit

Farmers gather the fall harvest in Lafayette County, Missouri, in this untitled photo taken in about 1920. [Rehkop/Peterson Collection, C3888-B0009, SHSMO-C]