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

July 2019 (Vol. 113, No. 4)

Feature Articles

The Skirmish at Rader’s Farm
A Reassessment
223 By Larry Wood Courage, Duty, Patriotism
The Missouri Home Guard during the Great War
240 By Petra DeWitt Mexican Migrants in Urban Missouri
Social Welfare Institutions and Racial Boundaries in Kansas City and St. Louis,
1915–1940
259 By Bryan Winston

From the Stacks

284
Research Center–Rolla
A Missouri Legacy: The S. Claude Null Family Papers
By Kathleen Seale

Book Reviews

288
The Life of Mark Twain: The Early Years, 1835–1871
By Gary Scharnhorst
Reviewed by Larry Cebula A River in the City of Fountains:
An Environmental History of Kansas City and the Missouri River
By Amahia Mallea
Reviewed by Colin Fisher Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South
By Loren Schweninger
Reviewed by Anne Twitty Patriotic Murder: A World War I Hate Crime for Uncle Sam
By Peter Stehman
Reviewed by Luke Ritter Finding a New Midwestern History
Edited by Jon K. Lauck, Gleaves Whitney, and Joseph Hogan
Reviewed by Annette Atkins

Book Notes

296
Mansion on a Hill: The Story of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium and the
Adoption Hub of America
By KelLee Parr
Bluecoat and Pioneer: The Recollections of John Benton Hart, 1864–1868
Edited by John Hart
Confederate Generals in the Trans-Mississippi, Volume 3:
Essays on America’s Civil War
Edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Thomas E. Schott
The Bank War and the Partisan Press:
Newspapers, Financial Institutions, and the Post Office in Jacksonian America
By Stephen W. Campbell
Rube Tube: CBS and Rural Comedy in the Sixties
By Sara K. Eskridge
Great Plains Weather
By Kenneth F. Dewey

News in Brief

299

Index to Volume 113

300

Cover Description:

The Center for Missouri Studies, viewed from the northwest, June 11, 2019. Staff members of the State Historical Society of Missouri began occupying the building in June. Photograph by John Brenner.


Recent Issues

April 2019 (Vol. 113, No. 3)

Feature Articles

“We Sure Led the Parade”
Alma Nash, the Missouri Ladies Military Band, and the Push for Women’s Suffrage
from Rural Missouri to the Nation’s Capital
145 By Elyssa Ford A Pike County Lawyer Goes to the Penitentiary
The Strange Case of “Miss Lou” Collins, 1921–1923
166 By Gregg Andrews “The Drift of Things in Southeast Missouri”
Demographic Transformation and Anti-Black Violence, 1900–1930
185 By Brent M. S. Campney

From the Stacks

206
Research Center–Kansas City
Early Women Architects of Kansas City: The Mary Rockwell Hook Papers
By Rachel Forester

Book Reviews

210
German and Irish Immigrants in the Midwestern United States, 1850–1900
By Regina Donlon
Reviewed by Kristen Anderson Benevolence, Moral Reform, Equality:
Women’s Activism in Kansas City, 1870 to 1940
By K. David Hanzlick
Reviewed by Kathleen Kennedy Bernardo de Gálvez:
Spanish Hero of the American Revolution
By Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia
Reviewed by Sonia Toudji Magic Bean:
The Rise of Soy in America
By Matthew Roth
Reviewed by Joshua M. Nygren Practical Liberators:
Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War
By Kristopher A. Teters
Reviewed by Brian Matthew Jordan Women on The Move:
The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing
By Roger Gilles
Reviewed by Evan Friss

Book Notes

219
Kansas City Houses, 1885–1938
By Michael C. Kathrens
Marguerite Martyn: America’s Forgotten Journalist
By George Garrigues
Buddy’s Stories: Growing Up in Jefferson City in the 1940s
By Walter A. Schroeder
Wanderer on the American Frontier:
The Travels of John Maley, 1808–1813
Edited by F. Andrew Dowdy
Harold Gibbons:
St. Louis Teamsters Leader and Warrior against Jim Crow
By Gordon Burnside
Justice on Fire:
The Kansas City Firefighters Case and the Railroading of the Marlborough Five
By J. Patrick O’Connor

Graduate Theses Relating to Missouri History, 2018

221

News in Brief

222

Cover Image Credit

The Center for Missouri Studies construction site, viewed from the south, February 25, 2019. Photograph by John Brenner.


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.


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.


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