Missouri, the Heart of the Nation

By William E. Parrish; Charles T. Jones Jr. et al. | Go to book overview
Contents
Introduction to the Third Editionvii
OneThe Original Missourians1
TwoThe French and the Spanish18
ThreeThe Coming of the Americans and the Statehood Crisis39
FourMissouri and the Opening of the American West64
FiveThe Age of Benton84
SixSlavery in Missouri109
SevenPolitical Turmoil and the Kansas War131
EightAn Expanding Missouri, 1830–1860153
NineThe Civil War172
TenRadical Rule197
ElevenA Maturing Economy, 1860–1890223
TwelveAngry Farmers and Urban Reformers245
ThirteenMissouri Develops Culturally267
FourteenWorld War I and the 1920s290
FifteenThe Pendergast Era315
SixteenThe 1945 Constitution and Postwar Politics336
SeventeenAn Urbanizing Missouri: Postwar Economic Development360
EighteenModern Missouri: Educational and Cultural Development380
NineteenMissouri During the 1980s401
TwentyMissouri Since the 1990s417
Appendix443
Index447

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