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49th Annual Missouri Conference on History

April 19-20, 2007

Politics and Transformation

Welcome to the 2007 meeting of the Missouri Conference on History in St. Louis! The Program Committee has done an excellent job in assembling what I hope you will find to be a stimulating conference that showcases some of the most innovative research and historical activities relating to Missouri.

In April, you will find in your packets a good deal of information about St. Louis and the region. I know that the Conference will focus your attention on the scholarly sessions, individual discussions and the keynote address in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. I hope that you will find time to venture forth and visit some of the many historic sites and repositories in the area. St. Louiss rich heritage is one of its great assets, and as historians, you will particularly appreciate the dedication, skill and care with which your colleagues have preserved, displayed and interpreted that heritage.

I hope you have a rewarding 49th Annual Conference. Enjoy your visit to St. Louis!

Best wishes
Louis Gerteis
President
2007 Missouri Conference on History

Conference Schedule



Thursday a.m. | Thursday p.m. | Friday a.m. | Friday p.m.

Registration

Crowne Plaza Lobby
Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-noon

Vendor Displays

Room 304
Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Thursday Morning Sessions

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Thursday Afternoon Sessions

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

3:00-4:30 p.m.

4:45-6:00 p.m.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

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Friday Morning Sessions

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Friday Afternoon Sessions

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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Thursday April 19th

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 a.m. noon

Journalism and Community in the Nineteenth Century

Room 305

Chair and Comments:

Lewis Perry, St. Louis University

Papers:

"Imported Incendiaries: Transatlantic Journalism and the Irish Community in New York City, 1801-1810"
Steven C. Smith, University of Missouri-Columbia

"Newspapers and African American Businesses in the Mid-Nineteenth Century"
Marlin Christopher Barber, University of Missouri- Columbia

"Sons and Daughters of Zion: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri"
Angela Bell, University of Missouri-Columbia


Religion in St. Louis during the Civil War Era

Room 306

Chair and Comments:

John Ayabe, St. Louis University

Papers:

"The National Identity of German and Irish Catholic Soldiers"
Kim Beyer, St. Louis University

"Heinrich Boernsteins The Mysteries of St. Louis and the Anticlerical Tradition"
Deborah Hyland, St. Louis University

"The Sectional Identity of the Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, 1860-1880"
Marcus McArthur, St. Louis University

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Lunch on your own

Concurrent Sessions

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

New Research Horizons: Nineteenth-Century Circuit Court Records

Room 305

Chair:

Lynn Morrow, Missouri State Archives

Papers:

"Circuit Court Records and the Undergraduate History Course"
Michael Everman, Missouri State Archives

"Building a Nineteenth-Century City: Mechanics Liens and the Physical and Social Landscape of St. Louis, 1824-1875"
Bill Glanker, Missouri State Archives

"St. Charles Circuit Court Historical Records Project, 1804-1835"
Nikolas Henle, Missouri State Archives

Comments:

Audience


Gender, Race, and Politics

Room 306

Chair and Comments:

James L. Huston, Oklahoma State University

Papers:

"Slave Hiring, Gendered Divisions of Labor, and Female Domestics in Central Missouri, 1821-1861"
Kristen Epps, University of Kansas

"Rebel Women, Rebel Households, Rebel Supply Line: The Influence of Gender Roles on Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri"
Joseph M. Beilein Jr., University of Missouri-Columbia

"Little Dixies Women: Rewriting Scripts in the Aftermath of the Civil War"
Julie Sandland, North Dakota State University

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3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Depression Politics

Room 305

Chair and Comments:

Lawrence O. Christensen, University of Missouri-Rolla

Papers:

"Franklin D. Roosevelt and Missouris Political Leadership"
J. Christopher Schnell, Southeast Missouri State University

"The 1932 Democratic Primary Campaign Waged by Bennett Champ Clark"
David Briggs, Southeast Missouri State University

"A Damn Fine Lawyer: The Cape Girardeau Railroad War between Louis Houck and the House of Gould"
Joel Rhodes, Southeast Missouri State University


Planes, Trains, Booze, and Baseball

Room 306

Chair and Comments:

Jeffrey Smith, Lindenwood University

Papers:

"Vice in the Sky: A Brief History of Passenger Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol Consumption aboard Commercial Airlines in the United States"
Daniel Rust, University of Missouri-St. Louis

"The Unholy Alliance: The Controversial Union of Beer and Baseball in St. Louis"
Nathan Michael Corzine, Purdue University

"Railroads, War, and Banditry in West-Central Missouri during the Civil War"
Armin Schannuth, Independence, Missouri


4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Steering Committee Meeting

Room 305

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Reception

Meramec West Room, 2nd Floor

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Friday April 20th

Concurrent Sessions

8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.

The Social Context of Philanthropy

Room 305

Chair and Comments:

Kenneth Winn, Missouri State Archives

Papers:

"James H. Lucas: Eminent St. Louis Entrepreneur and Philanthropist"
Joseph Cook Thurman, Jefferson College

"Dr. A. W. Reese: Physician, Civil War Surgeon, Statesman, Minister"
V. Jane Davis, University of Central Missouri

Slavery, Churches, and Black Migration

Room 306

Chair and Comments:

Gary R. Kremer, The State Historical Society of Missouri

Papers:

"The Walls of Mt. Moriah: Inside a Missouri Freedmens Church and Community"
Brett S. Rogers, William Woods University

"The Schism over Slavery in the Methodist Episcopal Church"
David Ryan Hutchinson, Fayette, Missouri

"A Changing Landscape: African American Migration into the Missouri Bootheel during the Early Twentieth Century"
Heidi Dodson, University of Virginia

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10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Roundtable: Using Teaching American History Grants to Create Lasting Partnerships for Teaching Local History

Room 305

Opening Remarks
Larry Cebula, Missouri Southern State University

What National Parks and Historic Sites Can Add to a Teaching American History Project
Lana Henry, George Washington Carver National Monument

Local History Museums and History Education
Michele Hansford, The Powers Museum of Carthage History

Integrating Local and National History
Paul Teverow, Missouri Southern State University

Teaching the Civil War as Local History
Virginia Laas, Missouri Southern State University

Coordinating Teaching American History Grants: An Administrators Perspective
Pam George, Southwest Center for Higher Education Excellence

The Power of Local History in the Classroom: A Teachers Perspective
Renee Cebula, Carthage R-9 School District

Concluding Remarks
William E. Foley, University of Central Missouri

Twentieth-Century Reform and Politics

Room 306

Chair and Comments:

Laura Westhoff, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Papers:

"Social Reform in the Twentieth Century: The Mary T. Hall Papers of the Missouri Historical Society"
Molly Kodner, Missouri Historical Society

"Thomas Benson Whitledge and Early Twentieth-Century Republican Politics in Missouri"
Mark C. Stauter, The State Historical Society of Missouri, Manuscript Collection- Rolla

"Planting the Seeds for Social Justice: The Missouri Association for Social Welfare, 1900-1915"
Roland Meinert, Columbia, Missouri

Art and Artifacts

Room 312

Chair and Comments:

Ruth Bohan, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Papers:

"Spinning, Weaving, Homespun, and the Saxon Lutherans in Missouri"
Lani M. Kirsch, University of Missouri-Kansas City

"History and Archaeology of a French Colonial Church Complex: St. Ferdinand Church (1789-1836), Florissant, Missouri"
Joe Harl, Archaeological Research Center, St. Louis

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12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote Address

Lower and Middle Mississippi Rooms, 2nd floor

Luncheon:

Business Meeting:

Louis Gerteis, University of Missouri-St. Louis

2007 MCH Award for Best Article:

presented by Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State University

Selection Committee:

  • Bonnie Stepenoff, chair
  • Delia Gillis, University of Central Missouri
  • Frederick Fausz, University of Missouri-St. Louis

2007 Award for Best Book:

presented by Diane Mutti Burke, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Selection Committee:

  • Diane Mutti Burke, chair
  • Patrick Huber, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • Michael Steiner, Northwest Missouri State University

Introduction of Speaker:

Louis Gerteis, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Keynote Address:

"Stan Musial and the Significance of Sports Biography"
James Giglio, Missouri State University

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2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

United States and China in the Age of Abraham Lincoln

Room 305

Chair:

Winston Hsieh, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Papers:

"Lincolns Ambassador to China, Anson Burlingame"
Kurt Kestler, University of Missouri-St. Louis

"U.S.-China Relations during the Lincoln Era and the Establishment of Chinas First Foreign Office (Tsungli Yemen) in 1860"
Mason Morgan, Washington University in St. Louis

"Chinese Participants in the American Civil War"
Winston Hsieh

Comments:

Lee, Ju Cheon, National Seoul University

Nineteenth-Century Missouri: New Perspectives

Room 306

Chair and Comments:

Silvana Siddali, St. Louis University

Papers:

"Maria Dierking Herd Neuhaus: Lafayette County German Farmwife and Feminist"
Robert W. Frizzell, Northwest Missouri State University

"Missouris Involvement in the Seminole Wars at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee"
Christina Thompson, Central Methodist University

"A Crisis Has Arrived in Our Political Affairs: The Panic of 1819 and Debtor Relief Legislation in Missouri, 1819-1823"
William M. Snodgrass, University of Missouri-Columbia

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4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Southern Memory and its Impact on Gender Politics

Room 305

Chair and Comments:

Joan Johnson, Northeast Illinois University

Papers:

"Nathan Bedford Forrest, Shelby Foote, and the Politics of Southern Masculinity"
Court Carney, Texas A&M University

"Remembering the Dead: Memorialization in Postwar Missouri"
Megan Boccardi, University of Missouri-Columbia

"Ladies Memorial Associations and the Persistence of Southern Nationalism"
Caroline Janney, Purdue University

European Politics in the Nazi Era

Room 306

Chair and Comments:

John Gillingham, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Papers:

"Nazi Grossraumwirtschaft: Myth or Reality?"
Harm Schroeter, University of Bergen, Norway

"Between Socialism and National Socialism: The Austrian Staendestaat"
Peter Acsay, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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