Christensen, Lawrence O.

Missouri: The Heart of the Nation

Christensen, Lawrence O. - Missouri: The Heart of the Nation, ebook


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Comprehensively captures the robust history of the state of Missouri, from the pre-Columbian period to the present

Combining a chronological overview with topical development, this book by a team of esteemed historians presents the rich and varied history of Missouri, a state that has played a pivotal role in the history of the nation.

In a clear, engaging style that all students of Missouri history are certain to enjoy, the authors of Missouri: The Heart of the Nation explore such topics as Missouri’s indigenous population, French and Spanish colonialism, territorial growth, statehood, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, railroads, modernization, two world wars, constitutional change, Civil Rights, political realignments, and the difficult choices that Missourians face in the 21st century. Featuring chapter revisions as well as new maps, photographs, reading lists, a preface, and index, this latest edition of this beloved survey textbook will continue to engage all those celebrating Missouri’s bicentennial. A companion website features a student study guide.

  • Published to commemorate the bicentennial of Missouri statehood in 2021
  • Features fully updated chapters that bring the historical narrative up to the present
  • Presents numerous images and maps that enrich the coverage of key events
  • Provides suggestions for further reading

Missouri: The Heart of the Nation is an excellent book for colleges and universities offering survey courses on state history or state government. It also will appeal to all lovers of American history and to those who call Missouri home.


Missouri; survey course; state history; state government; U.S. history; U.S. states; history of Missouri; American history; Missouri heritage; Missouri bicentennial; state bicentennials; statehood; American statehood; the Union

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