The essays in Women in Missouri History: In Search of Power and Influence address questions that are at the center of current developments in the field of women’s history but are written in a manner that makes them accessible to general readers. Providing an excellent general overview of the history of women in Missouri, this collection makes a valuable contribution to a better understanding of the state’s past.
Women in Missouri History is an exceptional collection of essays surveying the history of women in the state of Missouri from the period of colonial settlement through the mid-twentieth century. The women featured in these essays come from various ethnic, economic, and racial groups, from both urban and rural areas, and from all over the state. The authors effectively tell these women’s stories through biographies and through techniques of social history, allowing the reader to learn not only about the women’s lives individually, but also about how groups of “ordinary” women shaped the history of the state.
About the Editors
LeeAnn Whites is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri–Columbia. She is the author of The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia, 1860–1890.
Mary C. Neth is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri–Columbia. She is the author of Preserving the Family Farm: Women, Community, and the Foundation of Modern Agribusiness, 1900–1940.
Gary R. Kremer is Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and adjunct professor of history at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Dr. Kremer received his Ph.D. from American University in Washington, DC. He is the author and editor of numerous works, including Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri, George Washington Carver: A Biography, and George Washington Carver: In His Own Words.
Published by the University of Missouri Press, paperback, 2004. 288 pages.