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Missouri, the Heart of the Nation

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The history of Missouri is rich and varied. The state stands at the crossroads of America in 'the Heart of the Nation'. It has played a pivotal role in much of the nation's history, most particularly in the development of the American West. The writers have been concerned to present the story of the interaction of political, economic, and social activity. From earliest tim ...more
Unknown Binding, 423 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Harlan Davidson
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Dr. Parrish and Dr. Jones were professors of mine at William Woods, and I can actually say that I did some preliminary research for them on this project. It is an excellent one-volume history of the Show Me State. One point however: In the original 1980 edition and the second edition published in 1992, 1972 Missouri attorney general candidate James Spain is identified as being from Salem; Spain lived in Bloomfield at the time and currently lives in Poplar Bluff.
A great book on basic Missouri history. Missouri is so rich in history and this book mentions so many people and places in the state that it had me wanting more.
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