On August 10, 2021, Missouri commemorated its Bicentennial. In this program author and historian Gary R. Kremer will provide a reflective perspective on 200 years of Missouri statehood as he outlines some key themes throughout Missouri history. Themes include opposition, even hostility, toward the federal government; a commitment to low taxes and limited state government; the historical urban-rural divide in the state; the consequences of the transition from being a predominantly rural state to being a state where a majority of citizens live in urban areas; and about the centrality of race throughout Missouri history.
This program will be introduced by Andrew J. Davidson, Editor in Chief for University of Missouri Press.
Washington, MO, August 25–27
Mark your calendars for the next Missouri Book Festival: September 13–14, 2024!