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Discussions on the people, places, and events that have helped to shape the Show-Me State.

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Discussions on the people, places, and events that have helped to shape the Show-Me State.

    Episode 60: Plattdeutsch, Hochdeutsch, & the Germans in Missouri – Walter Kamphoefner (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 20)

    Episode 60: Plattdeutsch, Hochdeutsch, & the Germans in Missouri – Walter Kamphoefner (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 20)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Walter Kamphoefner discusses German history, culture, and life in Missouri, particularly his upbringing in the state's German Heritage Corridor and his new book, "Germans in America: A Concise History."


    About the Guest: Walter Kamphoefner holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Missouri. He is a Professor in History at Texas A&M University. He is the author of "The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri" and "Germans in America: A Concise History." He is also the co-editor of "News from the Land of Freedom: German Immigrants Write Home," "Germans in the Civil War: The Letters They Wrote Home," "Longer than a Man's Lifetime in Missouri," and "Preserving German Texan Identity: Reminiscences of William A. Trenckmann, 1859-1935."

    • 17 min
    Episode 59: ”Gender & the Jubilee” – Sharon Romeo (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 19)

    Episode 59: ”Gender & the Jubilee” – Sharon Romeo (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 19)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Sharon Romeo discusses how freedwomen and enslaved women fought for their freedom and rights in Missouri during the Civil War.


    About the Guest: Sharon Romeo holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Classics, and Religion at the University of Alberta. She is the author of "Gender and the Jubilee: Black Freedom and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Civil War Missouri."

    • 51 min
    Episode 58: The Civil War on the American Middle Border – Christopher Phillips (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 18)

    Episode 58: The Civil War on the American Middle Border – Christopher Phillips (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 18)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Christopher Phillips discusses Nathaniel Lyon, Claiborne Fox Jackson, and the Civil War on the American Middle Border.


    About the Guest: Christopher Phillips holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Georgia. He is the John and Dorothy Hermanies Professor of American History and University Distinguished Professor in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of "The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border," "The Civil War in the Border South," "The Making of a Southerner: William Barclay Napton's Private Civil War," Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West," "Damned Yankee: The Life of General Nathaniel Lyon," and "Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860." He is the co-editor of "The Union on Trial: The Political Journals of Judge William Barclay Napton, 1829-1883."

    • 56 min
    Episode 57: ”Lorenzo Greene and Lincoln University” – Antonio F. Holland & Gary R. Kremer (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 17)

    Episode 57: ”Lorenzo Greene and Lincoln University” – Antonio F. Holland & Gary R. Kremer (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 17)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Antonio F. Holland and Gary R. Kremer return to discuss their memories of Lorenzo Greene and their years at Lincoln University.


    About the Guests:


    Antonio F. Holland holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Missouri. He is Professor Emeritus in History at Lincoln University. He is the author of "Nathan B. Young and the Struggle over Black Higher Education" and "The Soldiers’ Dream Continued: A Pictorial History of Lincoln University of Missouri." He is a co-author of "Missouri's Black Heritage."


    Gary R. Kremer holds a Ph.D. in History from American University. Presently, he is the Executive Director of The State Historical Society of Missouri. Previously, he taught at Lincoln University and William Woods University, as well as serving as Missouri State Archivist. He is the author of several books, including "James Milton Turner and the Promise of America: The Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader," "George Washington Carver: A Biography," and "Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri." He is a co-author of "Missouri's Black Heritage."

    • 32 min
    Episode 56: ”A History of Missouri” – William Parrish (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 16)

    Episode 56: ”A History of Missouri” – William Parrish (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 16)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, William Parrish discusses his writings on Missouri's Civil War and Reconstruction history, the origins of the multi-volume "Missouri: The Heart of a Nation" and "A History of Missouri," and the evolution of scholarship over his sixty-plus year career.


    About the Guest: William Parrish holds a PhD in History from the University of Missouri. He is Professor Emeritus of History at Mississippi State University. He is the author of several books, including "David Rice Atchison of Missouri, Border Politician," "Turbulent Partnership: Missouri and the Union, 1861-1865," "Missouri Under Radical Rule, 1865-1870," and "Frank Blair: Lincoln's Conservative."

    • 32 min
    Episode 55: ”The Genesis of Missouri” – William Foley (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 15)

    Episode 55: ”The Genesis of Missouri” – William Foley (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 15)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, William Foley discusses his publications on Missouri history as well as his memories of Lewis Atherton, John Francis McDermott, and Perry McCandless.


    About the Guest: William Foley holds a PhD in History from the University of Missouri. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Central Missouri. He is the author of several books, including "The First Chouteaus, River Barons of Early St. Louis," "The Genesis of Missouri: From Wilderness Outpost to Statehood," "Missouri: Then and Now," and "Wilderness Journey: The Life of William Clark."

    • 39 min

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