Springfield's Urban Histories: Essays On The Queen City Of The Missouri Ozarks by Stephen L. McintyreSpringfield's Urban Histories: Essays On The Queen City Of The Missouri Ozarks by Stephen L. Mcintyre

Springfield's Urban Histories: Essays On The Queen City Of The Missouri Ozarks

byStephen L. Mcintyre

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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The eleven essays included in this volume offer the most authoritative account yet published of the distinctively urban history of Springfield, Missouri--the largest city in the Ozarks. Essays on early history include "Quinine and Courage: The Battle of Springfield, January 8, 1863," by William Garrett Piston and John C. Rutherford. Post-Civil War histories include "Retail Rivals: Springfield's Commercial Street versus the Public Square, 1870-1945," by Angela Wingo Miller, and "Memories of Walter Majors: Searching for African American History in Springfield," by Richard L. Schur. Post-World War II histories include "From Zenith to Nadir: The Story of Springfield's Largest Manufacturing Plant," by Tim Knapp, and "The Demise of O'Reilly Hospital and the Beginning of Evangel College, 1946-1955," by Lawrence J. Nelson. The volume concludes with Holly A. Baggett's "Creation of a Community: A History of Gay and Lesbian Springfield, 1945-2010."
Stephen L. McIntyre is professor of History at Missouri State University, where he specializes in American labor and working-class history.
Title:Springfield's Urban Histories: Essays On The Queen City Of The Missouri OzarksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Moon City PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0913785407

ISBN - 13:9780913785409

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"Steve McIntyre's collection of essays offers a thoroughly researched and rewarding study of Springfield, Missouri history and community development. While introducing a colorful assortment of characters, places, and happenings from the city's less familiar past, Springfield's Urban Histories also charts a course for future scholarship to build a more complete understanding of Springfield and southwest Missouri's textured heritage." --Joel P. Rhodes, author of A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: the Life of Louis Houck "The scholarship and writing in these essays is really first rate. It is nice to see a scholarly treatment of the history of Springfield that also attempts to place events in the city's history in context. Historians of Missouri history will find this volume useful." --Tom Spencer, author of The Veiled Prophet Celebration and editor, The Other Missouri History: Populists, Prostitutes, and Regular Folk