Missouri

Missouri

by Paul C. Nagel
     
 

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Missourians could hardly have made a more appropriate decision than to name their capital city after Thomas Jefferson. A meeting-place of major rivers, Missouri became a gateway to the promised land—the beckoning West opened up to Americans by Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase.
In the era of overland traders and steamboat pilots, of Thomas Hart Benton and

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Missourians could hardly have made a more appropriate decision than to name their capital city after Thomas Jefferson. A meeting-place of major rivers, Missouri became a gateway to the promised land—the beckoning West opened up to Americans by Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase.
In the era of overland traders and steamboat pilots, of Thomas Hart Benton and Mark Twain, life in Missouri was strongly flavored by the Jeffersonian spirit, expressed in a suspicion of large cities, a belief that mankind flourished best in a rural setting, and a faith in the free individual as the guardian of liberty.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
A sprightly volume written for a popular audience.
Journal of American History
Nagel admirably suggests the values, ambiance, and character of the state from an historical perspective.
Booknews
A reprint of the 1977 edition--which is in BCL3. A work deserving better than this acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393333855
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1977
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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