Missouri The Heart of the Nation

ISBN-10: 0882959972
ISBN-13: 9780882959979
Edition: 3rd 2004
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 473
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Combining a chronological overview with topical development, this team of esteemed authors presents in engaging detail the rich and varied history of Missouri, a state that has played a pivotal role in the nation's history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. In a clear engaging style that all students of Missouri history are certain to enjoy, the authors explore such subjects as Missouri's Indian peoples, French and Spanish settlement, slavery, the American Civil War and Reconstruction, politics from territorial days to the present, cultural and industrial development, both world wars, historical and recent demographics, and the difficult choices that Missourians face regarding the economy, the environment, and education as the 21st century unfolds. Featuring an entirely new chapter as well as new maps, photographs, newly revised Suggestions for Further Reading, and a comprehensive index, this latest edition of our popular survey text will continue to enlighten and engage all those who call Missouri home.

Introduction to the Third Edition
The Original Missourians
The French and the Spanish
The Coming of the Americans and the Statehood Crisis
Missouri and the Opening of the American West
The Age of Benton
Slavery in Missouri
Political Turmoil and the Kansas War
An Expanding Missouri, 1830-1860
The Civil War
Radical Rule
A Maturing Economy, 1860-1890
Angry Farmers and Urban Reformers
Missouri Develops Culturally
World War I and the 1920s
The Pendergast Era
The 1945 Constitution and Postwar Politics
An Urbanizing Missouri: Postwar Economic Development
Modern Missouri: Educational and Cultural Development
Missouri During the 1980s
Missouri Since the 1990s
Appendix
Index

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