Graduate history students write about local history

The Missouri Historical Review, in its April issue, lists graduate school history theses related to Missouri history that were completed during 2012.  Several titles reflect topics of local and regional interest including the Civil War, Mormon history, J.C. Nichols and African-American Kansas City politics.

Civil War

"Households at War: Men, Women and Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri," Joseph Beilein, PhD diss., University of Missouri-Columbia


"Before the Compromise: Slavery in Missouri, 1804-1821," Kaitlin Benson, MA thesis, Western Illinois University. 

"Warfare as an Agent of Culture Change: The Archaeology of Guerrilla Warfare on the 19th Century Missouri/Kansas Border," Ann Raab, PhD diss., University of Kansas. 

Mormon history

"Tarred and Feathered: Mormons, Memory and Ritual Violence," John Kimball Alexander, MA thesis, University of Utah. 

"The Vox Populi Is the Vox Dei: American Localism and the Mormon Expulsion from Jackson County, Mo. ," Matthew Lund, MA thesis, Utah State University.

Kansas City

"'We Didn't Expect You to Be So Good At It: Freedom Inc and the Black Empowerment in Kansas City, Mo. 1962-2007,'" Micah Kubic, PhD diss., Howard University.

"Suburban Cowboy: J.C. Nichols, Masculinity, Landscape, and Memory in Shaping of an American Neighborhood," Clinton Lawson, MA thesis, University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

The Missouri Historical Review is a quarterly publication of the State Historical Society of Missouri.