A History of Missouri: Volume I, 1673 to 1820

By: William E. Foley

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Including a completely revised and updated bibliography, "A History of Missouri: Volume I, 1673 to 1820" covers the pre-statehood history of Missouri, beginning with the arrival in 1673 of the first Europeans in the area, Louis Jolliet and Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette, and continuing through the development and growth of the region, to the final campaign for statehood in 1820. In tracing the broad outlines of Missouri's development through the formative years, the author examines the origins of Missouri's diverse heritage as the region passed under the control of French, Spanish, and American authorities.

Title: A History of Missouri: Volume I, 1673 to 1820

Author: William E. Foley

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $29.50

Categories: Missouri,

Publisher: Missouri University Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0826212859

ISBN Number 13: 9780826212856

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 264 pages, 6 x 9, Biblio. Index., paperback, Missouri University Press

Seller ID: 212859

Description: Including a completely revised and updated bibliography, A History of Missouri: Volume I, 1673 to 1820 covers the pre-statehood history of Missouri, beginning with the arrival in 1673 of the first Europeans in the area, Louis Jolliet and Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette, and continuing through the development and growth of the region, to the final campaign for statehood in 1820. In tracing the broad outlines of Missouri's development through the formative years, the author examines the origins of Missouri's diverse heritage as the region passed under the control of French, Spanish, and American authorities.
See also:
A History of Missouri: Volume II, 1820 to 1860, by Perry McCandless
A History of Missouri: Volume III, 1860 to 1875, by William E. Parrish
A History of Missouri: Volume IV, 1875 to 1919, by Lawrence O. Christensen and Gary Kremer
A History of Missouri: Volume V, 1919 to 1953, by Richard S. Kirkendall.
A History of Missouri: Volume VI, 1953 to 2003, by Lawrence H. Larsen

About 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.

Reviews
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