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Arkansas and the New South, 1874-1929

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This study is the first published in the Histories of Arkansas, a new series that will build a complete chronological history of the state from the colonial period through modern times. Under the general editorship of noted historian Elliott West, this series will include various thematic histories as well as the chronologically arranged core volumes.

In Arkansas and the Ne
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by University of Arkansas Press (first published August 1st 1997)
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The first published in the Histories of Arkansas series, this book covers the era between Reconstruction and the Great Depression.

Unlike With Fire and Sword: Arkansas, 1861-1874, the volume that precedes this one in the series chronologically, Arkansas and the New South doesn't cover its assigned period in a strictly chronological narrative. Instead, the book covers the era through examining broader issues separately, such as urban development, and the plight of farmers. The overall structure s
I had the pleasure of being able to take two classes taught by Dr. Moneyhon at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I have just read this work of his on my home state and it's unique history. I have to say in all the years I've been studying history and reading the works of others on the subject, Moneyhon is in a league all his own. His writing is simplistic, easy to read, and even entertaining to those who care about the subject. After reading this book I find myself wanting to read more ...more
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