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Foothold on the Frontier

Sarah A. Curtis

in Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394184
eISBN:
9780199866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394184.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter follows Philippine Duchesne to Missouri, where she and her RSCJ companions established girls' schools in and around St. Louis and St. Charles. Duchesne struggled against American ... More


In America's Heartland

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

East St. Louis is in the suburbs of America's heartland. Suburban spaces are growing at much faster rates than central cities in terms of household income, business growth and development, falling ... More


Beyond St. Louis: Negotiating the Course of Empire

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The French, particularly the Chouteau family, were remarkably successful as merchants in St. Louis, not only because of their entrepreneurial skill and their political acumen, but also because of ... More


Pickets, Protests, and Prayers: St. Louis MOWM’s Campaign to Integrate the Defense Workforce

David Lucander

in Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how St. Louis March on Washington Movement (MOWM) used a major rally to launch a sustained campaign for the integration of African American workers into St. Louis's burgeoning ... More


Segregating Citizenship: Schools, Safety, and Sewers

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the unevenness and fragmentation of basic public goods and services (sewers, schooling, policing) in the suburbs of St. Louis County. It traces unequal citizenship both across ... More


Bulldozing Citizenship: Renewal, Redevelopment, and Relocation

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces policies of urban renewal and redevelopment, a policy used sparingly by St. Louis County but almost always to erase "blighted" pockets of African American occupancy. Urban renewal ... More


Arresting Citizenship: Segregation, Austerity, and Predatory Policing

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the history of the inner St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson, tracing its development from an early bastion of white flight to a “secondhand” suburb undergoing rapid racial ... More


Commandant St. Ange de Bellerive

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Louis St. Ange de Bellerive's time as commandant at St. Louis. As of the spring of 1765, no government existed at what would eventually become St. Louis. This would change by ... More


The Cost of Abandonment

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Today, in the metropolitan-area small cities, African Americans are more likely than whites to live in poverty, to experience a high rate of school dropouts, and to be incarcerated. At a later point ... More


Fragmenting Citizenship: Municipal Incorporation and Annexation

Colin Gordon

in Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 considers patterns of municipal incorporation, annexation, and zoning in the suburbs of St. Louis County. Drawing on the examples of Elmwood Park and Meacham Park, it shows that political ... More


Reconstructing Society and the Economy in the Ozarks

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042737
eISBN:
9780252051593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042737.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 charts the other part of the Reconstruction experience--the activities of social and economic reconstruction. Extending the story into the late 1880s, it follows the rapid construction of ... More


The King of Ragtime Writers, 1901–1902

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ragtime began to be accepted by the American youth in the 1900s. From then on, its racial associations were weakened, and by 1905 or 1906 ragtime was the music not just of black Americans, but of all ... More


Gateways and Borders: Black St. Louis in the 1840s and 1850s

Eric Gardner

in Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732832
eISBN:
9781604732849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732832.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter considers three texts that expand the sense of the black stories located in and even told from within antebellum St. Louis: John Berry Meachum’s 1846 Address to All the Colored Citizens ... More


Fair Itineraries: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Fair

in Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter, which examines experience, memory, and the history of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, placing the fair into its surrounding contemporary cultural contexts, looks at the function of ... More


Prologue

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book aims to capture the complexities in the glorious resilience of East St. Louisans, as well as in the more commonly observed desperation and helplessness of the city itself. Race and place ... More


East St. Louisans and Their Cars

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The car problems of citizens of East St. Louis stop looking like the petty nuisances of poverty. The love–hate relationship of East St. Louisans with the automobile has an additional component that ... More


The Matter of Hannibal

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

in Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes Mark Twain's Hannibal, the physical setting of his most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huck Finn, and his inspiration for countless others. ... More


“The Mark Unmistakably Fixed upon Their Brows”: A Free Family of Color on America’s Borderlands

Julie Winch

in Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America's Contested Spaces, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054957
eISBN:
9780813053400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054957.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the tangled web of the Clamorgans, a free black family in antebellum St. Louis. The Clamorgans, who were connected by kinship to many prominent families, reveal how race was ... More


Covenants: Race and Housing in the 1940s

Jeffrey D. Gonda

in Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter one introduces the litigants in the covenant cases against the backdrop of the housing crisis that seized the nation during the 1940s. A widespread shortage of decent homes compounded the ... More


Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

James Gilbert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was a major event in early twentieth-century America. Attracting millions of tourists, it exemplified the Victorian predilection for public spectacle. The Fair has ... More


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