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A President, a Church and Trails West: Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri
Over the past century, three nationally significant histories have vied for space and place in Independence, Missouri. Independence was declared Zion by Joseph Smith, served as a gathering and provisioning point for trails west, and was called home by President Harry S. Truman for sixty-four years. Historian Jon E. Taylor has integrated research from newspapers, public doc ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by University of Missouri
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