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Century of Missouri History Scholarship Series

Kansas City, America's Crossroads: Essays from the Missouri Historical Review, 1906-2006

Table of Contents
Preface
vii


Introduction
1
Diane Mutti Burke and John Herron
Historical Sketch of Kansas City from the Beginning to 1909
12
H. C. McDougal
Confluence of People and Place: The Chouteau Posts on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers
27
David Boutros
The Expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County, Missouri
47
Warren A. Jennings
From Virginia to Missouri in 1846: The Journal of Elizabeth Ann Cooley
71
Edited by Edward D. Jervey and James E. Moss
General Orders No. 11 and Border Warfare During the Civil War
96
Ann Davis Niepman
Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882
122
William H. Wilson
The Kansas City Meat Packing Industry Before 1900
141
G. K. Renner
Kansas City Free Speech Fight of 1911
153
Tom N. McInnis
The 1918 Kansas City Influenza Epidemic
170
Kevin C. McShane
“Nearest by Air to Everywhere”: Aviation Promotion in Kansas City, 1925-1931
185
James P. Leyerzapf
Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine
206
Lawrence H. Larsen and Nancy J. Hulston
Chester A. Franklin and Harry S. Truman: An African American Conservative and the “Conversion” of the Future President
220
Thomas D. Wilson
“Just Like the Garden of Eden”: African American Community Life in Kansas City’s Leeds
252
Gary R. Kremer
It Finally Happened Here: The 1968 Riot in Kansas City, Missouri
277
Joel P. Rhodes
Contributors
300


Index
302