Drawing on original research in primary sources, this comprehensive study covers such topics as the Constitution of 1875, the impact of railroad expansion, the 1904 World's Fair, the Populist and Progressive movements, and World War I. It also deals with less familiar topics, such as the state's use of convict labor to save taxpayers money, the emergence of women's clubs, the arrival of moving pictures, and the terrible conditions under which coal miners worked and lived.
About the Authors
Lawrence O. Christensen is Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Among his books are Missouri, the Heart of the Nation and Dictionary of Missouri Biography (University of Missouri Press).
Gary R. Kremer is Professor of History at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including Missouri's Black Heritage, Revised Edition and Dictionary of Missouri Biography, both available from the University of Missouri Press.
Published by The University of Missouri, 2004. Paperback. 296 pages