Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1972. First Edition of The Missouri Sesquicentennial Edition. Hardcover. 325pp. Octavo [24 cm] Natural beige cloth over boards, with a bit of light staining to the top edges of the boards, and a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. In a dust jacket, with a 1" closed tear along the bottom edge of the front panel. Very good / very good. Item #51641
In this volume, the author describes the culmination of Missouri's winning struggle for statehood during the divisive slavery issue and sheds light on the development of its political life, including the features and and nature of the Jacksonian movement and the numerous party struggles that occurred in the years preceding the Civil War.