Individual Author Record
Name: John Francis McDermottPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction Born: 1902, St. Louis County, Missouri Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author taught at SIU Edwardsville
Biographical and Professional InformationJohn 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).
*''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