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This article presents a timeline of key events in Missouri state history. In 1673, French explores travel by what is present-day Missouri. On August 10, 1821, Missouri enters the Union as the nation's 21st state. The first women's suffrage organization is founded in St. Louis in 1867. Charles Lindbergh flies the "Spirit of St. Louis" across the Atlantic ocean in 1927.
Deciding the Fate of Missouri
Recalls the 1862 battle in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Confederates' strategy to advance through Missouri in the winter of 1861-1962; Number of Confederate forces involved in the Missouri campaign; Plans of the Confederacy to attack Union forces in Pea Ridge.
Missouri Topic Page
State in the USA, situated in the Midwest, bordered to the south by Arkansas, to the west by Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, to the north by Iowa, and to the east by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee; area 178,414 sq km/68,886 sq mi; population (2010) 5,988,927; capital Jefferson City.
Beard, Charles A. and Mary R.
(Charles: 1874-1948; Mary: 1876-1958), historians and social activists. The Beards, passionately independent-minded social critics, were both born and raised in Indiana and met as college students at DePauw University in the 1890s. They married in 1900 and departed for Oxford University in England, where Charles had begun studying the year before and helped found Ruskin Hall, in which evening and correspondence courses were offered to working-class people.
Historians and Indians
Until quite recently, the concept of race has run through all histories of North American Indians. Invariably, scholars have portrayed Indians as inherently inferior to Europeans. This perceived inferiority is sometimes ascribed to divine predestination, sometimes to a lack of the capacity to learn the arts of civilization, sometimes to an inability to live in the presence of civilized Europeans.
Historians and Nationalism
In the years between World War I and World War II professional academic history was challenged on the left by an envigorated Marxist worldview from Soviet historians, like Mikhail Pokrovskii and Nikolai Bukharin, and from the right by chauvinist and racist retellings of German, Italian, and French history by fascist and Nazi historians
History and Historians
In their writings about the American past, the nation’s historians have identified and distinguished the American people. They have spelled out American ideals and institutions and explained how they originated and evolved. They have narrated America’s collective memory. Because historians speak from and for the present, every age writes a different history.