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|Andrew Taylor Still, 1828–1917||
Author Carol Trowbridge helps us understand this eccentric medical pioneer who was never fully accepted by his peers, but whose holistic methods are now considered the cutting edge of medicine today.
|Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman||
President Harry Truman identified himself repeatedly as a champion of civil liberties in the American system of government. (TLS 9)
|Conflict in the Ozarks: Hill Folk, Industrialists, and Government in Missouri’s Courtois Hills||
This work examines more than sixty years of major social and economic changes for the fiercely independent residents of the Courtois Hills in the Missouri Ozark.
|Congress and Harry S. Truman: A Conflicted Legacy||
A Democratic President facing a Republican Congress and a divided Democratic Party, Truman stands as a model for other presidents during periods of divided government. (TLS 7)
|Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 1919–1943||
Truman’s grandson provides commentary, photos, and context for the recently discovered letters Bess wrote to Harry Truman during the formative years of his political life.
|Emigrants on the Overland Trail: The Wagon Trains of 1848||
Presenting the “lost” year of the overland emigrants in 1848, this volume sheds light on the journey of the men, women, children, and the wagon trains that made the challenging trek from Missouri to Oregon and California.
|The Feminine Touch: History of Women in Osteopathic Medicine||
Thomas Quinn, DO, showcases some of the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic doctors in those early years, and includes prominent women osteopathic physicians up to the present time
|Feminist Frontiers: Women Who Shaped the Midwest||
Women’s stories are noticeably absent from the master narrative of the Populist and Progressive movements, where their struggle for civil rights was more evident in the Midwest than any other region in the country. This collection of eleven biographical essays highlights women leaders in the Midwest who challenged gender, racial, class, and ethnic boundaries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
|Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly Guide to the Show-Me State’s Most Spirited Spots||
Mysterious cold spots, disembodied voices, and smoky apparitions are just a few of the ghostly goings-on gathered by journalist Jason Offutt in his trek across Missouri.
|Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827–1860||
In the frontier town of Independence, Missouri, a commerce route for goods to and from Europe developed into a sophisticated international network of overland trade with Mexico.
|Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone||
In post-Reconstruction America, John William “Blind” Boone, an illiterate, itinerate musician, overcame obstacles created by disability, exploitative managers, and racial prejudice to become one of the country’s most beloved concert performers.
|Missouri Armories: The Guard’s Home in Architecture and History||
The armory buildings in most Missouri towns are the unheralded local face of the Missouri National Guard.
|Myron Smith Towne and the Meaning of Success||
We seldom can read about the life, experiences, and dreams of a common citizen, but here is a glimpse of American society of the late nineteenth century “from the bottom up” as revealed in the life of one man and his family.
|Noodlers in Missouri: Fishing for Identity in a Rural Subculture||
In this inside look at the folk tradition of hand fishing, Mary Grigsby interviews thirty Missouri noodlers to examine this sport’s appeal.
|Pioneer Programmer: Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer that Changed the World||
When the US military was recruiting women mathematicians for a top-secret project to help win World War II, Betty Jean Jennings (Bartik), was a 20-year-old college graduate from rural northwest Missouri applied for the job. Hired as a “computer," she later joined a team of six programmers, all women, who programmed the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC), the first successful general-purpose programmable electronic computer.
|Populist Cartoons: An Illustrated History of the Third-Party Movement of the 1890s||
This extensive and rich treasure trove of cartoons from Populist newspapers of the 1890s tells the story of one of the most successful third-party movements in American history.
|Troubled State: Civil War Journals of Franklin Archibald Dick||
Buried for years in family files, this important firsthand Civil War account of Franklin Dick’s experiences as Union assistant adjutant general and Missouri provost marshal general gives a new view of politics, power, and divided loyalties in the state of Missouri.
—The Midwest Book Review
|Victorian America: A Family Record from the Heartland||
Author Margaret Graham draws from an extensive collection of letters, journals, Bible entries, receipts, newspaper clippings, and photographs from 1860 to 1902 to portray the family of boarding house proprietor Margaret Bruin Machette.
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
|Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family||
A comprehensive and comparative oral history of Asian women living in the Midwest.
—State Historical Society of Missouri
|Watkins Mill: The Factory on the Farm||
When Waltus Watkins, a successful farmer and entrepreneur, decided to open a woolen mill on his rural western Missouri property in the late 1850s, he was not just undertaking another commercial venture.
|What Lurks Beyond: The Paranormal in Your Backyard||
Jason Offutt investigates true tales of these and other paranormal events that happened within 100 miles of his home. He introduces ordinary folks who have encountered unexplained phenomena in everyday places and presents engaging accounts of their experiences.
|When the Railroad Leaves Town: American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment, vol. 1||
This volume tells the story of transportation providers struggling to survive in a changing economy only to surrender to the relentless forces of the marketplace. In many communities, the withdrawal of the railroad had unexpected consequences; in others, it forever altered the rhythm of daily life. (Vol. 1, Eastern United States)
|When the Railroad Leaves Town: American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment, vol. 2||
Through the use of maps, photographs, and a fast-moving narrative, Schwieterman illustrates the circumstances surrounding the rise and fall of rail service in fifty-eight communities distinguished for their notable railroad histories. (Vol. 2, Western United States)