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An arc of death : suicide, alcoholism, murder, accidents, and other early deaths in St. Louis, Missouri, 1875 to 1885
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
In this study of 120 coroner's inquests conducted in St. Louis between 1875 and 1885, the author examines how six different kinds of deaths were investigated and interpreted. Each chapter focuses on a different cause of ...
Reluctant emancipator : James Sidney Rollins and the politics of slavery and freedom in the border south, 1838-1882
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation examines the career of James Sidney Rollins, a free-soil slave owning politician and lawyer in Missouri, to garner a better understanding ...