Missouri : The Heart of the Nation by William E. Parrish, Charles T. Jones & Lawrence O. Christensen


Combining a chronological overview with topical development,this team of esteemed authors presents in engaging detail the rich and varied history of Missouri, a state that has played a pivotal role in the history of the nation, from the Pre-Columbian period to the present.

In a clear, engaging style that all students of Missouri history are certain to enjoy, the authors explore such subjects as Missouri’s Indian peoples, French and Spanish settlement,slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, politics from territorial days to the present, cultural as well as industrial development, both world wars, historical and recent demographics,and the difficult choices that Missourians faces regarding the economy, the environment, and education as the twenty-first century unfolds.

Featuring an entirely new chapter as well as new maps,photographs, newly revised Suggestions for Further Reading, and a comprehensive index, this latest edition of our popular survey text—available in paperback as well as hardcover—will continue to enlighten and engage all those who call Missouri home.

About the Authors

William E. Parrish is Professor of History Emeritus at Mississippi State University.

Lawrence O. Christensen was Professor of History at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Brad D. Lookingbill is Professor of History at Columbia College of Missouri.

Product Specifications

Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2004.  Hardback, 473 pages.