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