Missouri Historical Review

The Missouri Historical Review, an award-winning scholarly quarterly, has served as the cornerstone of the Society'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 2015 (Vol. 109, No. 2)

Feature Articles
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The Global Village on the Banks of the Mississippi
By Patricia Cleary


The Ignoble Grape:
The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Outsider Norton

By Todd Kliman


Death of a Prostitute:
Suicide and Respectability in St. Louis, 1875 to 1900

By Sarah Lirley McCune


From the Stacks:
   Research Center-St. Louis

  The Tooth Fairy vs. the Atom Smashers: The Baby Tooth Survey Records in the Committee for Environmental Information Collection (1956–1977)
By Nancy McIlvaney

Book Reviews

The Gateway Arch: A Biography
   By Tracy Campbell
Reviewed by Colin Gordon

My Life before the World War, 1860–1917: A Memoir
   By John J. Pershing; Edited and with an Introduction by John T. Greenwood
Reviewed by John C. McManus

Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border
   Edited by Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke
Reviewed by Kenneth H. Winn

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
   By Stanley Crouch
Reviewed by Gerald Early

The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes
   By Conevery Bolton Valencius
Reviewed by Adam Criblez

Achieve the Honorable: A Missouri Congressman's Journey from Warm Springs to Washington
   By Ike Skelton
Reviewed by James N. Giglio

Book Notes

By Sue Blesi

Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume III: January–August, 1864
By Bruce Nichols

Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume IV: September 1864–June 1865
By Bruce Nichols

Creating the American West: Boundaries and Borderlands
By Derek R. Everett

Gloomy Terrors and Hidden Fires: The Mystery of John Colter and Yellowstone
By Ronald M. Anglin and Larry E. Morris

Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike
By Jared Orsi

Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery
By Susan Croce Kelly

The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation
By John Kyle Day

Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War
By Lowell J. Soike

The Great Medicine Road, Part 1: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, 1840–1848
Edited by Michael L. Tate with Will Bagley and Richard Rieck

Railroad Empire across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey
By James E. Sherow, with photographs by John R. Charlton

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Late Summer Sun, watercolor by Carl R. Gentry (1888–1976), date unknown. [1976.0060, SHSMO-C]

The Missouri Historical Review is a benefit of membership in The State Historical Society of Missouri.

The Missouri Historical Review (ISSN 0026-6582) 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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