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A History of Missouri v. 1; 1673 to 1820 by William E. Foley
  

A History of Missouri v. 1; 1673 to 1820

Part of the The Missouri Sesquicentennial History Series

Synopsis

A History of Missouri v. 1; 1673 to 1820 by William E. Foley

The first in a five volume series offering a comprehensive history of the state of Missouri. Volume one covers the pre-statehood history, beginning with the arrival in 1673 of the first Europeans in the area, and continues to the first campaign for statehood in 1820.

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Foley has really performed a service to his profession, to the people of his state, and to the reader in general. He has, for the present generation, supplied a readable, interpretative, and well-organized history of the early period in his state's history. Indeed, he has given a lucid portrayal of the life and times of the people. --William & Mary Quarterly Foley has written a readable, accurate synthesis of the events in Missouri's history up to 1820 and thereby provides layman and professional alike with an excellent volume for both reading and reference. Foley knows his history well. . . . One of the best parts of the book is the excellent description of the transfer of power from France to the United States and of the early problems in the territory as the Americans established territorial government. . . . The discussion of the War of 1812 in Missouri is also excellent and demonstrates many problems on the northwestern frontier during the crisis. . . . The book is outstanding. --Western Historical Quarterly Foley has really performed a service to his profession, to the people of his state, and to the reader in general. He has, for the present generation, supplied a readable, interpretative, and well-organized history of the early period in his state's history. Indeed, he has given a lucid portrayal of the life and times of the people.

William & Mary Quarterly

Foley has written a readable, accurate synthesis of the events in Missouri's history up to 1820 and thereby provides layman and professional alike with an excellent volume for both reading and reference. Foley knows his history well. . . . One of the best parts of the book is the excellent description of the transfer of power from France to the United States and of the early problems in the territory as the Americans established territorial government. . . . The discussion of the War of 1812 in Missouri is also excellent and demonstrates many problems on the northwestern frontier during the crisis. . . . The book is outstanding.

Western Historical Quarterly


About the Author

William E. Foley is Professor of History at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. General Editor of the Missouri Biography Series, he is the author or editor of numerous books, including The Genesis of Missouri: From Wilderness Outpost to Statehood, Dictionary of Missouri Biography, Missouri Then and Now, New and Enlarged Edition, and Wilderness Journey: The Life of William Clark.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th February 2000

Author

William E. Foley

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Publisher

University of Missouri Press

Format

Paperback
248 pages

Categories

History of the Americas
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9780826212856

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