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 recent 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. Support the premier journal for Missouri history!

Current issue:

January 2016 (Vol. 110, No. 2)

Feature Articles
Missouri Historical Review Cover The Rise of the Unelected Bureaucrat
Democracy and Merit in the 1943–1944 Missouri Constitutional Convention

By Kenneth H. Winn and Paul Otto Sr.
Dubious Pursuits
A Discussion of William Clark's Enigmatic 1798 River Journey to Spanish New Orleans
By Jo Ann Trogdon and William E. Foley
Slavery in Oregon
The Missouri Connection

By R. Gregory Nokes
From the Stacks:
   Research Center–Cape Girardeau

  Amy Husband Kimmel and the Wednesday Club of Cape Girardeau
By Frank Nickell and Jessica Cox
Book Reviews

The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
   By Jo Ann Trogdon
Reviewed by Roger L. Nichols

Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott
   By Lea VanderVelde
Reviewed by Wilma King

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood
   Edited by Austen Barron Bailly
Reviewed by Henry Adams

The Last Hurrah: Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition of 1864
   By Kyle S. Sinisi
Reviewed by Ethan S. Rafuse

St. Louis and Empire: 250 Years of Imperial Quest and Urban Crisis
   By Henry W. Berger
Reviewed by Matthew J. Mancini

Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks
   By Matthew J. Hernando
Reviewed by Jarod Roll

Book Notes

Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée
By Anna Servaes

The Wreck of the America in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River
By Mark J. Wagner

Rural Schools in the Heartland: Adair County, Missouri
By Larry C. Evans and Vivian Vice Wright

Plenty Ladylike: A Memoir
By Claire McCaskill with Terry Ganey

Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer
By Patrick Dobson

Recipient of Grace: From Hunnewell, Missouri, to Deputy Librarian and Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress
By Donald L. Scott

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
At the Capitol Fountain, pastel on paper by Robert F. Bussabarger (1922–2013) of Columbia, date of work unknown [Art Collection, SHSMO-C]

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The Missouri Historical Review is published quarterly by The State Historical Society of Missouri, 1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201-7298. Periodicals postage is paid at Columbia, Missouri.

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