John Francis McDermott

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General Information

Name: John Francis McDermott

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1902, St. Louis County, Missouri

Died: 1981, St. Louis County, Missouri


Illinois Connection

The author taught at SIU Edwardsville

Biographical and Professional Information

John Francis McDermott was a noted author and professor of American History at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville (SIU-E). During his tenure there, he taught thousands of students at the new university campus during its "start-up" phase in the late 1950's and 1960's. He was instrumental in documenting many regional historical studies, among them the Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Founding of St. Louis in 1764 (he himself was a descendant of Auguste Chouteau, founder of the City of St. Louis).

Published Works

  • Seth Eastman's Mississippi: A Lost Portfolio Recoverd , University of Illinois Press, 1973
  • George Caleb Bingham: River Portraitist, University of Oklahoma Press, 1959
  • Tixiers Travels on the Osage Prairie, Pratt Press, 1962
  • The Western Journals of Dr. George Hunter: 1796-1805, American Philosophical Society, 1963
  • The Frontier Re-examined, University of Illinois Press, 1969
  • Frenchmen and French Ways in the Mississippi Valley, University of Illinois Press, 1969
  • Before Mark Twain, SIU Press, 1998
  • Journey Through Part of the United States of North America in the years 1844-1846, SIU Press, 1972

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Seth Eastman's Mississippi: A Lost Portfolio Recovered

ISBN: 0252001923
Release Date: 1973-10-01

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Tixier's Travels On The Osage Prairies

ISBN: 1406773557
Release Date: 2007-03-15

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The Frontier Re-Examined (First Edition)

ISBN: 0252724917
Release Date: 1967

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Frenchmen and French Ways in the Mississippi Valley

ISBN: 0252784111
Release Date: 1969-10

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Before Mark Twain: A Sampler of Old, Old Times on the Mississippi (Shawnee Classics)

ISBN: 0809321912
Release Date: 1998-05-13

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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