Spreading across roughly 40,000-45,000 square miles, the Ozarks covers much of the southern half of Missouri and a large part of northern Arkansas. It also extends into northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. There are many stereotypes about the Ozarks and Ozarkers. They range from frontiersmen to hillbillies and moonshiners. With his research on Ozarks history, Dr. Brooks … [Read more...] about How was life in the Ozarks during the Civil War?
Recently, President Donald Trump tried to minimize the U.S. partnership with the Kurds by saying, “they didn’t help us in the Second World War. They didn’t help us in Normandy.” Dr. Djene Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, comments on this statement in The Washington Post. … [Read more...] about Did the Kurds help the U.S. during World War II?
The Little Review, an arts magazine, was first published 105 years ago this March from the 9th floor of the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, and ran until 1929. Margaret Anderson, a writer and pianist from a wealthy Indiana family, founded the magazine and together with her partner, artist Jane Heap, Anderson helped introduce modernism to the … [Read more...] about The Little Review and its cultural influence
We are excited that another one of our faculty has been selected to be featured in Mind's Eye. The research of Dr. David Gutzke will be in the 2019 issue (to come out in print this fall). His story hit the research page and Mind's Eye blog today. As a professor of British history, an international scholar on the topic of alcohol use and a historian looking at social … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Dr. David Gutzke
Frontiersmen, hillbillies, moonshiners and banjo players — these are a few stereotypes of Ozarkers. But Dr. Brooks Blevins, the Noel Boyd professor of Ozarks studies at Missouri State University, works to change these misconceptions through his research. “It’s often a warts-and-all story like the American experience in general,” Blevins said. “But there are many interesting and … [Read more...] about Ozarks history through a realistic lens