Missouri: Crossroads of the Nation is an enticing look at the development and evolution of the state from its humble beginning to its still unfolding future, highlighted with more than 400 vintage photos, maps, and illustrations. Authors Charles Phillips and Betty Burnett chronicle, with lively, stirring prose: the emergence of the major railroads, farming, circuses, fairs and a unique state spirit; the important role Missouri played in the abolishment of slavery; the evolution of Missouri as a manufacturing, merchandising, trade and culture center, outstripped only by New York at the end of the Civil War. Meet the historical figures that make Missouri what it is today?Meriwether Lewis, George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone, Mark Twain, Dred Scott, James R. Wilkinson, Joseph Pulitzer, Scott Joplin, Thomas Hart Benton and more!
About the author
Charles Phillips has had extensive involvement with state and local history and was director of information services at the American Association for State and Local History, where he edited History News. A graduate of the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop, Phillips has written a number of books Betty Burnett of St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Southern Methodist University and later earned an M.A. in American history from Southwest Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in American studies from St. Louis University. She is the author of several books
American Historical Press, 2003 - History - 263 pages