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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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 ContentsContents Foreword to the Second Edition by Ben F. Johnson III Foreword to the First Edition by Willard B. Gatewood Preface Acknowledgments Chapter One. A Land “Inferior to None” Chapter Two. Native American Prehistory Chapter Three. Spanish and French Explorations in the Mississippi Valley Chapter Four. New Traditions for a New World: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Native Americans in Arkansas Chapter Five. Indians and Colonists in the Arkansas Country, 1686–1803 Chapter Six. The Turbulent Path to Statehood: Arkansas Territory, 1803–1836 Chapter Seven. “The Rights and Rank to Which We Are Entitled”: Arkansas in the Early Statehood Period, 1836–1850 Chapter Eight. Prosperity and Peril: Arkansas in the Late Antebellum Period, 1850–1861 Chapter Nine. “Between the Hawk & Buzzard”: The Civil War in Arkansas, 1861–1865 Chapter Ten. “A Harnessed Revolution”: Reconstruction in Arkansas, 1865–1880 Chapter Eleven. Arkansas in the New South, 1880–1900 Chapter Twelve. A Light in the Darkness: Limits of Progressive Reform, 1900–1920 Chapter Thirteen. Darker Forces on the Horizon: Natural Disasters and Great Depression, 1920–1940 Chapter Fourteen. From World War to New Era, 1940–1954 Chapter Fifteen. Stumbling toward a New Arkansas, 1954–1970 Chapter Sixteen. Arkansas in the Sunbelt South, 1970–1992 Chapter Seventeen. The Burden of Arkansas History, 1992–2012 Suggested Readings List of Contributors Index