Missouri: The Heart of The Nation, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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Combining a chronological overview with topical development,this team of esteemed authors presents in engaging detail the richand varied history of Missouri, a state that has played a pivotalrole in the history of the nation, from the pre-Columbian period tothe present.

In a clear, engaging style that all students of Missouri historyare certain to enjoy, the authors explore such subjects asMissouri’s Indian peoples, French and Spanish settlement,slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, politics fromterritorial days to the present, cultural as well as industrialdevelopment, both world wars, historical and recent demographics,and the difficult choices that Missourians faces regarding theeconomy, the environment, and education as the twenty-first centuryunfolds.

Featuring an entirely new chapter as well as new maps,photographs, newly revised Suggestions for Further Reading, and acomprehensive index, this latest edition of our popular surveytext—available in paperback as well as hardcover—willcontinue to enlighten and engage all those who call Missourihome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882959979
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 473
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Third Edition vii

One. The Original Missourians 1

Two. The French and the Spanish 18

Three. The Coming of the Americans and the Statehood Crisis 39

Four. Missouri and the Opening of the American West 64

Five. The Age of Benton 84

Six. Slavery in Missouri 109

Seven. Political Turmoil and the Kansas War 131

Eight. An Expanding Missouri, 1830-1860 153

Nine. The Civil War 172

Ten. Radical Rule 197

Eleven. A Maturing Economy, 1860-1890 223

Twelve. Angry Farmers and Urban Reformers 245

Thirteen. Missouri Develops Culturally 267

Fourteen. World War I and the 1920s 290

Fifteen. The Pendergast Era 315

Sixteen. The 1945 Constitution and Postwar Politics 336

Seventeen. An Urbanizing Missouri: Postwar Economic Development 360

Eighteen. Modern Missouri: Educational and Cultural Development 380

Nineteen. Missouri During the 1980s 401

Twenty Missouri Since the 1990s 417

Appendix 443

Index 447

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