SHSMO executive director Gary Kremer connects the past to the present in his latest book as he ponders why history played out as it did over the course of two centuries since Missouri’s admittance to the Union. In the writing of what is much more than a survey history, Kremer, himself a fifth-generation Missourian, infuses the narrative with his vast knowledge and personal experiences, even as he considers what being a Missourian has meant—across the many years and to this day—to all of the state’s people, and how the forces of history—time, place, race, gender, religion, and class—shaped the people of Missouri.
Kremer has been touring the state with this visual presentation to many interested audiences and so we are finally happy to host his book talk at the Center for Missouri Studies. This Place of Promise: A Historian’s Perspective on 200 Years of Missouri History was published by University of Missouri Press and is available online and at the Richard Bookstore inside the Center for Missouri Studies. Kremer will be available to sign books following his presentation.
The State Historical Society of Missouri and University of Missouri Press are co-sponsors of this program.