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1 CABLE, TED T. & CADDEN, LUANN M. Driving Across Missouri: A Guide To I-70.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2010. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Drivers speeding across Missouri on I-70 don't know what they're missing. But Ted T. Cable and LuAnn Cadden do: untold attractions right along the highway between St. Louis and Kansas City. Driving Across Missouri is packed with fun-filled information, stories and trivia that help travelers look beyond the passing blur to appreciate the "Show Me" state's unique landscapes and landmarks. Its authors unfold the beauty of the state's flora, fauna, and rivers (including two of the world's largest); introduce the history of North Americans, French explorers, and German settlers; reopen routes traveled by Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clarke, and bring the Civil War era to life. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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2 FOLEY, WILLIAM E. The Genesis Of Missouri: From Wilderness Outpost To Statehood.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 1989. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The story of the blending of diverse cultures in a land rich in resources and beauty is an extraordinary one. In this account, the pioneer hunters, trappers, and traders who roamed the Ozark hills and the boatmen who traded on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers take their place beside the small coterie of St. Louisans whose wealth and influence enabled them to dominate the region politically and economically. Especially appealing for many readers will be the attention Foley gives to common Missourians, to the status of women and blacks, and to Indian-white relations. William E. Foley is Professor of History at Central Missouri State University. He is the coauthor of The First Chouteaus: River Barons of Early St. Louis, the coeditor of An Account of Upper Louisiana by Nicholas de Finiels, and the author of A History of Missouri, Volume 1: 1673-1820. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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3 HAMILTON, DAVID. Deep River: A Memoir Of A Missouri Farm.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2001. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Deep River uncovers the layers of history—both personal and regional—that have accumulated on a river-bottom farm in west-central Missouri. This land was part of a late frontier, passed over, then developed through the middle of the last century as the author's father and uncle cleared a portion of it and established their farm. Hamilton traces the generations of Native Americans, frontiersmen, settlers, and farmers who lived on and alongside the bottomland over the past two centuries. It was a region fought over by Union militia and Confederate bushwhackers, as well as by their respective armies; an area that invited speculation and the establishment of several small towns, both before and after the Civil War; land on which the Missouri Indians made their long last stand, less as a military force than as a settlement and civilization; land that attracted French explorers, the first Europeans to encounter the Missouris and their relatives, the Ioways, Otoes, and Osage, a century before Lewis and Clark. It is land with a long history of occupation and use, extending millennia before the Missouris. Most recently it was briefly and intensively receptive to farming before being restored in large part as state-managed wetlands. Deep River is composed of four sections, each exploring aspects of the farm and its neighborhood. While the family story remains central to each, slavery and the Civil War in the nineteenth century and Native American history in the centuries before that become major themes as well. The resulting portrait is both personal memoir and informal history, brought up from layers of time, the compound of which forms an emblematic American story. David Hamilton is Professor of English at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He is the editor of the Iowa Review and Hard Choices: An Iowa Review Reader. "This magnificently written account of a time now gone is far more than just a slice of Missouri's rural history. . . . In its best sections (and there are many), it catches the tone and mood of a place in a manner worthy of a modern-day Thoreau."—Bruce Clayton 
Price: 23.70 USD
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4 HAMILTON, DAVID. Deep River: A Memoir Of A Missouri Farm.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2001. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Deep River uncovers the layers of history—both personal and regional—that have accumulated on a river-bottom farm in west-central Missouri. This land was part of a late frontier, passed over, then developed through the middle of the last century as the author's father and uncle cleared a portion of it and established their farm. Hamilton traces the generations of Native Americans, frontiersmen, settlers, and farmers who lived on and alongside the bottomland over the past two centuries. It was a region fought over by Union militia and Confederate bushwhackers, as well as by their respective armies; an area that invited speculation and the establishment of several small towns, both before and after the Civil War; land on which the Missouri Indians made their long last stand, less as a military force than as a settlement and civilization; land that attracted French explorers, the first Europeans to encounter the Missouris and their relatives, the Ioways, Otoes, and Osage, a century before Lewis and Clark. It is land with a long history of occupation and use, extending millennia before the Missouris. Most recently it was briefly and intensively receptive to farming before being restored in large part as state-managed wetlands. Deep River is composed of four sections, each exploring aspects of the farm and its neighborhood. While the family story remains central to each, slavery and the Civil War in the nineteenth century and Native American history in the centuries before that become major themes as well. The resulting portrait is both personal memoir and informal history, brought up from layers of time, the compound of which forms an emblematic American story. David Hamilton is Professor of English at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He is the editor of the Iowa Review and Hard Choices: An Iowa Review Reader. "This magnificently written account of a time now gone is far more than just a slice of Missouri's rural history. . . . In its best sections (and there are many), it catches the tone and mood of a place in a manner worthy of a modern-day Thoreau."—Bruce Clayton 
Price: 28.45 USD
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5 HERNANDO, MATTHEW J. Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes In The Ozarks.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the twenty-first century, the word vigilante usually conjures up images of cinematic heroes like Batman, Zorro, the Lone Ranger, or Clint Eastwood in just about any film he's ever been in. But in the nineteenth century, vigilantes roamed the country long before they ever made their way onto the silver screen. In Faces Like Devils, Matthew J. Hernando closely examines one of the most famous of these vigilante groups—the Bald Knobbers. Hernando sifts through the folklore and myth surrounding the Bald Knobbers to produce an authentic history of the rise and fall of Missouri's most famous vigilantes. He details the differences between the modernizing Bald Knobbers of Taney County and the anti-progressive Bald Knobbers of Christian County, while also stressing the importance of Civil War-era violence with respect to the foundation of these vigilante groups. Despite being one of America's largest and most famous vigilante groups during the nineteenth century, the Bald Knobbers have not previously been examined in depth. Hernando's exhaustive research, which includes a plethora of state and federal court records, newspaper articles, and firsthand accounts, remedies that lack. This account of the Bald Knobbers is vital to anyone not wanting to miss out on a major part of Missouri's history. Matthew J. Hernando is Instructor of History and Government at Ozark Technical Community College, Hollister, Missouri. He has contributed articles and book reviews to such publications as the North Louisiana Historical Association Journal, the White River Valley Historical Quarterly, and the online journal Civil War Book Review. 
Price: 57.00 USD
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6 MCLACHLAN, SEAN. Missouri: An Illustrated History.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 0781811961 / 9780781811965 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The epic tale of Missouri's history from ancient times to today is related here in a concise, accessible format--from the Native American cultures to the territorial period; from the agony of the Civil War to the freewheeling era of jazz and Prohibition; and from 20-century labor and Civil Rights struggles to the triumph of the St. Louis Arch. Descriptions of many of these tumultuous times come from Missourians themselves, the reporters, generals, and everyday people who set down their observations of this great state and the events that made it what it is today. With more than 80 illustrations, photographs, and maps, Missouri: An Illustrated History, examines Missouri's changing economy, geography, industries, and immigrant populations, bringing the past and present vividly to life. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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7 PRIDDY, BOB; BALL, JEFFREY. The Art Of The Missouri Capitol: History In Canvas, Bronze, And Stone.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
After fire destroyed Missouri's capitol in 1911, voters approved a bond issue to construct a new statehouse. The tax to pay the bonds produced a one-million-dollar surplus, leaving a vast amount of money to decorate the new building. A special commission of art-minded Missourians employed some of the nation's leading painters and sculptors to create powerful and often huge pieces of art to adorn Missouri's most important new structure. The art of the Missouri capitol was considered among the finest to adorn any state capitol. But the passage of time has lessened recognition of the pieces and their creators. Most people—even those daily wandering the marble halls—have little knowledge of the significance of the art and the history it portrays. Bob Priddy and Jeffrey Ball return the capitol's decorations to prominence in The Art of the Missouri Capitol: History in Canvas, Bronze, and Stone. The book tells the many stories behind the art: the rigors of its creation, the political roadblocks that endangered the decoration program, and the triumph of the commissioners who devoted more than ten years to the project. The Art of the Missouri Capitol presents the art in 270 images, many by Lloyd Grotjan, mostly of the building's many compelling paintings, murals, and sculptures. Priddy, a journalist who has covered the Missouri legislature for more than three decades, and Ball, an art historian, use a wealth of historical materials to connect the grand design of the capitol decorations with accounts of sometimes temperamental artists and meddling politicians. The authors provide historical and artistic context to explain the many surprising, controversial choices the artists made, and they use Missouri history to explain the tales depicted in the artwork, revealing the events—and inaccuracies—that the paintings bring to life. The authors honor the Missouri capitol's artistic excellence in a way that will appeal to art enthusiasts and history buffs as well as to general readers. The Art of the Missouri Capitol: History in Canvas, Bronze, and Stone is the definitive account of the art's creation, of the men who produced it, and of the Missourians who lived the history that inspired it. Bob Priddy is News Director at the Missourinet, a statewide commercial radio network based in Jefferson City, Missouri. He has won numerous awards for his work in broadcast journalism and is the author of several books about Missouri history, including Only the Rivers Are Peaceful: Thomas Hart Benton's Missouri Mural. Jeffrey Ball is an art historian whose areas of expertise include architecture and public art in the United States, historic preservation, and American art. Winner of the 2013 Osmund Overby Award 
Price: 47.45 USD
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8 WHITES, LEEANN; NETH, MARY C.; KREMER, GARY R. (EDITORS). Women In Missouri History: In Search Of Power And Influence.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Women in Missouri History is an exceptional collection of essays surveying the history of women in the state of Missouri from the period of colonial settlement through the mid-twentieth century. The women featured in these essays come from various ethnic, economic, and racial groups, from both urban and rural areas, and from all over the state. The authors effectively tell these women's stories through biographies and through techniques of social history, allowing the reader to learn not only about the women's lives individually, but also about how groups of "ordinary" women shaped the history of the state. The essays in this collection address questions that are at the center of current developments in the field of women's history but are written in a manner that makes them accessible to general readers. Providing an excellent general overview of the history of women in Missouri, this collection makes a valuable contribution to a better understanding of the state's past. LeeAnn Whites is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia, 1860-1890. Mary C. Neth is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of Preserving the Family Farm: Women, Community, and the Foundation of Modern Agribusiness, 1900-1940. Gary R. Kremer is Professor of History at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several works, including Missouri's Black Heritage and Dictionary of Missouri Biography, both available from the University of Missouri Press. "This volume will stand as a model that historians of any state would do well to emulate. These magnificent essays are certain to be read, debated, and appreciated for years to come."--Tom Appleton "…engaging and accessible to a broad audience" -J. L. Gall, Choice "Highly recommended." -J.L. Gall, Choice "'Women in Missouri History' rights a wrong in a rich, compelling way." -David Sheets, St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The story of the 'Show-Me State' just got more interesting." -David Sheets, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Price: 28.50 USD
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