American Midwest series and American Studies

The American Midwest series includes titles that illuminate the experiences of  people and places in the American Midwest within inter- and intra-regional, national, and international contexts. Topics include westward movement, gender, immigration and ethnicity, political movements, social and cultural history, and industrialization.  The series was published by Truman State University Press through 2018, under the editorship of Dr. Jon Taylor, Professor of History at Central Missouri State University and author of A President, A Church, and Trails West: Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri (University of Missouri Press, 2008) and Truman’s Grandview Farm (History Press, 2011).

Other topics within American studies include folklore, railroads and the environment, President Harry Truman, and history of osteopathy.  Also within American history, TSUP publishes the Truman Legacy Series, in which political leaders and scholars examine Harry S. Truman’s views and actions on key topics during his presidency. Many of TSUP’s books on American history and the American Midwest are suitable for both scholarly audiences and the reading public.

TSUP also published the Notable Missourians series, biographies of people from Missouri aimed at students in grades 3 through 6.

Chronological list of Truman Legacy titles.

Chronological list of Notable Missourians titles.