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This place of promise : a historian's perspective on 200 years of Missouri history  Cover Image Book Book

This place of promise : a historian's perspective on 200 years of Missouri history / Gary R. Kremer.

Kremer, Gary R., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780826222480
  • ISBN: 082622248X
  • Physical Description: xvii, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index pages 303-310.
Summary, etc.:
"Conceived of as a way to commemorate Missouri's bicentennial of statehood, this unique work presents the perspective of Gary Kremer, one of the Show-Me State's foremost historians, as he ponders why history played out as it did over the course of the two centuries since Missouri's admittance to the Union. In the writing of what is much more than a survey history, Kremer, himself a fifth-generation Missourian, infuses the narrative with his vast knowledge and personal experiences, even as he considers what being a Missourian has meant-across the many years and to this day-to all of the state's people, and how the forces of history-time, place, race, gender, religion, and class-shaped people and determined their opportunities and choices, in turn creating collective experiences that draw upon the past in an attempt to make sense of the present and plan for the future. Key elements of the book include the centrality of race to the Missouri experience-from the time Missourians began to seek statehood in 1817 all the way up to the Black Lives Matter movement of the 21st century-as well as ongoing tensions created by the urban-rural divide and struggle to define the proper role of government in society." -- Provided by publisher
Subject: US State and local history.
Historical Study.
Missouri > History.

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  • 103 of 117 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


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