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Arkansas : a narrative history /
Jeannie M. Whayne, Thomas A. DeBlack, George Sabo III, Morris S. Arnold ; with a foreword to the first edition by Willard B. Gatewood, and a foreword to the second edition by Ben Johnson III.
edition
2nd edition.
imprint
Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2013, c2013
description
xvii, 542 p., [40] p.s of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN
155728993X (cloth : alk. paper), 9781557289933 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2013, c2013
isbn
155728993X (cloth : alk. paper)
9781557289933 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
A land "inferior to none" -- Native American prehistory -- Spanish and French explorations in the Mississippi Valley -- New traditions for a new world: seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Native Americans in Arkansas -- Indians and colonists in the Arkansas country, 1686/1803 -- The turbulent path to statehood: Arkansas Territory, 1803/1836 -- "The rights and rank to which we are entitled": Arkansas in the early statehood period, 1836/1850 -- Prosperity and peril: Arkansas in the late antebellum period, 1850/1860 -- "Between the hawk & buzzard": the civil war in Arkansas, 1860/1865 -- "A harnessed revolution": reconstruction in Arkansas, 1865/1880 -- Arkansas in the New South, 1880/1900 -- A light in the darkness: limits of progressive reform, 1900/1920 -- Darker forces on the horizon: natural disasters and Great Depression, 1920/1940 -- From World War to New Era, 1940/1954 -- Stumbling toward a new Arkansas, 1954/1970 -- Arkansas in the sunbelt South, 1970/1992 -- The burden of Arkansas history, 1992/2012.
catalogue key
9042410
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"No less than the first edition, this revision of Arkansas: A Narrative History is a compelling introduction for those who know little about the state and an insightful survey for others who wish to enrich their acquaintance with the Arkansas past." --Ben Johnson, from the Foreword
Summaries
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Arkansas: A Narrative History is a comprehensive history of the state that has been invaluable to students and the general public since its original publication. Four distinguished scholars cover prehistoric Arkansas, the colonial period, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and incorporate the newest historiography to bring the book up to date for 2012. A new chapter on Arkansas geography, new material on the civil rights movement and the struggle over integration, and an examination of the state's transition from a colonial economic model to participation in the global political economy are included. Maps are also dramatically enhanced, and supplemental teaching materials are available.
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Four distinguished scholars cover prehistoric Arkansas, the colonial period, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and incorporate the newest historiography to bring the book up to date for 2013. A new chapter on Arkansas geography, new material on the civil rights movement and the struggle over integration, and an examination of the state's transition from a colonial economic model to participation in the global political economy are included.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the Second Editionp. ix
Foreword to the First Editionp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
A Land "Inferior to None"p. 3
Native American Prehistoryp. 15
Spanish and French Explorations in the Mississippi Valleyp. 39
New Traditions for a New World: Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Native Americans in Arkansasp. 53
Indians and Colonists in the Arkansas Country, 1686-1803p. 67
The Turbulent Path to Statehood: Arkansas Territory, 1803-1836p. 97
"The Rights and Rank to Which We Are Entitled": Arkansas in the Early Statehood Period, 1836-1850p. 131
Prosperity and Peril: Arkansas in the Late Antebellum Period, 1850-1860p. 157
"Between the Hawk & Buzzard": The Civil War in Arkansas, 1860-1865p. 189
"A Harnessed Revolution": Reconstruction in Arkansas, 1865-1880p. 227
Arkansas in the New South, 1880-1900p. 263
A Light in the Darkness: Limits of Progressive Reform, 1900-1920p. 293
Darker Forces on the Horizon: Natural Disasters and Great Depression, 1920-1940p. 325
From World War to New Era, 1940-1954p. 363
Stumbling toward a New Arkansas, 1954-1970p. 391
Arkansas in the Sunbelt South, 1970-1992p. 421
The Burden of Arkansas History, 1992-2012p. 453
Suggested Readingsp. 475
List of Contributorsp. 501
Indexp. 503
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