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:

October 2015 (Vol. 110, No. 1)

Feature Articles
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"Leaving Every Man to Work Out His Own Way"
The Panic of 1819 in Missouri

By William M. Snodgrass


A College Sports Rivalry Like No Other
Public Memory of the Border War in the Missouri-Kansas Football Competition

By Keith Piontek


Fighting for Both Sides
The Civil War Experiences of Early Enrolled "Galvanized Yankees," 1863–1864

By Marilyn J. Gesch


From the Stacks:
   Research Center–Kansas City

  The Twin Citians: A Black Women's Club and Its Battle for Civil Rights in Kansas City
By Lucinda J. Adams

Book Reviews

Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists and Government in Colonial Illinois Country
   By Robert Michael Morrissey
Reviewed by William E. Foley

St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive
   By Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person
Reviewed by Patricia Cleary

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
   By Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill
Reviewed by Caroline Fraser

William Wells Brown: An African American Life
   By Ezra Greenspan
Reviewed by Phillip W. Magness

The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth
   Edited by Joseph M. Beilein Jr. and Matthew C. Hulbert
Reviewed by Matthew M. Stith

A Store Almost in Sight: The Economic Transformation of Missouri from the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War
   By Jeff Bremer
Reviewed by Jessica A. Cannon

Book Notes

Working the Mississippi: Two Centuries of Life on the River
By Bonnie Stepenoff

Listening to the Jar Flies: Growing Up in Wheaton and Rocky Comfort
By Jimmy R. Lewis

The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy
By Filip Bondy

Voices of Missouri's Rivers
By William Turner

American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad
By Roy Morris Jr.

Civil War Wests: Testing the Limits of the United States
Edited by Adam Arenson and Andrew R. Graybill

Grant under Fire: An Exposé of Generalship and Character in the American Civil War
By Joseph A. Rose

News in Brief
Cover Image Credit
Collage with water-based body color on paperboard by Fred Irvin (1914–2006) of Chillicothe, Missouri, title and date of work unknown. [Art Collection, 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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