I wanted a simple way for React component state to update pushState/history, and I found it in Leif Denby's simple HistoryJSMixin. One thing it was missing: being able to update the URL too (e.g. change "/foo" to "/foo?bar=baf") with that state.
I've added it with a simple two line change here (line 57 and 61):
Here's an example snippet of how to use it:
So, as you can see on line 10, you can pass a url key to the call now and have it propagate to the URL bar. I've been using it in places where React Router would be too heavy duty, and all you really want is to propagate search terms, or page number.