Missouri: The Heart of the Nation

by William E. Parrish


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 times to the present, the history of the state has been a story of people and their attempts to relate to their environment and changing circumstances. The writers hope that they have captured herein the full impact of those people and the forces that have shaped Missouri into the state it is today. Includes many illustrations.

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