SOURCE: St. Louis American
One group demanded that its anchoring sculpture, a statue of King Louis IX, come down as a token of reconciliation against the generations of hate they feel the statue represents. A collective of other groups, including individuals who said they belonged to The Catholic Church and white supremacists, stood in defense of the statue of the city’s namesake.
SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A review of Walter Johnson's new book "The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States."
SOURCE: St. Louis Today
by Steven P. Miller and Warren Rosenblum
In pronouncing this version of Americanism, the Legion drew upon the worst of the nation’s wartime tendencies: rising xenophobia.
SOURCE: New Historian
Although little is known about the Native Americans who lived in the East St. Louis area, a team of archaeologists who worked on a dig to clear land for the Stan Musical Veterans Memorial Bridge are ready to share their latest discoveries.
by Bruce Chadwick
"Sotto Voce" is a turgid, rambling, and ultimately dull look at an historic tragedy.
SOURCE: Special to HNN
Murray Polner wrote “Branch Rickey: A Biography.”
SOURCE: St. Louis CBS
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Even life-long St. Louis residents may not realize that a big battle was once fought on what is now the site of Ballpark Village, which is in the early stages of development just north of Busch Stadium.Interestingly, this wasn’t a conflict during the U.S. Civil War, but the Revolutionary War.The “Battle of St. Louis” — also known as the “Battle of Fort San Carlos” — took place in May 1780, and downtown looked much different 233 years ago.“The early French city of St. Louis had a wall that enclosed it on three sides, and the fourth side was the Mississippi River,” notes Michael Fuller, history professor at St. Louis Community College-Meramec and one of the foremost experts on the battle....
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