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Arkansas: A Narrative History / Edition 2

Arkansas: A Narrative History / Edition 2

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557289933
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 06/20/2013
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 600
Sales rank: 607,201
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Jeannie M. Whayne is professor of history at the University of Arkansas. She is the author of Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition Ben F. Johnson III ix

Foreword to the First Edition Willard B. Gatewood xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Chapter 1 A Land "Inferior to None" 3

Chapter 2 Native American Prehistory 15

Chapter 3 Spanish and French Explorations in the Mississippi Valley 39

Chapter 4 New Traditions for a New World: Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Native Americans in Arkansas 53

Chapter 5 Indians and Colonists in the Arkansas Country, 1686-1803 67

Chapter 6 The Turbulent Path to Statehood: Arkansas Territory, 1803-1836 97

Chapter 7 "The Rights and Rank to Which We Are Entitled": Arkansas in the Early Statehood Period, 1836-1850 131

Chapter 8 Prosperity and Peril: Arkansas in the Late Antebellum Period, 1850-1860 157

Chapter 9 "Between the Hawk & Buzzard": The Civil War in Arkansas, 1860-1865 189

Chapter 10 "A Harnessed Revolution": Reconstruction in Arkansas, 1865-1880 227

Chapter 11 Arkansas in the New South, 1880-1900 263

Chapter 12 A Light in the Darkness: Limits of Progressive Reform, 1900-1920 293

Chapter 13 Darker Forces on the Horizon: Natural Disasters and Great Depression, 1920-1940 325

Chapter 14 From World War to New Era, 1940-1954 363

Chapter 15 Stumbling toward a New Arkansas, 1954-1970 391

Chapter 16 Arkansas in the Sunbelt South, 1970-1992 421

Chapter 17 The Burden of Arkansas History, 1992-2012 453

Suggested Readings 475

List of Contributors 501

Index 503

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