"Arkansas A Concise History"

"Arkansas A Concise History"

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Distilled form Arkansas: A Narrative History, the definitive work on the subject since its original publication in 2002, Arkansas: A Concise History is a succinct one-volume history of the state from the prehistory period to the present. Featuring four historians, each bringing specific expertise to a range fo topics, this volume introduces readers to major issues that have confronted the state and traces the evolution of those issues across time.

After a brief review of Arkansas's natural history, readers will learn about the state's native populations before exploring the colonial and plantation cras, early statehood, Arkansas's entry into and role in the civil War, and significant moments in national and global history in the Civil War, and significant moments in national and global history, including Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, the Elaine race massacre, the Great Depression, both world wars, and the civil rights movement.

Written By:

Jeannie M. Whayne is a university professor at the University of Arkansas. 

Thomas A. Deblack is a retired professor of history at Arkansas Tech University.

George Sabo III is professor of anthropology at the university of Arkansas and director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey.

Morris S. Arnold is United States Circuit Judge for the Eight Circuit