A Documentary History of Arkansas provides a comprehensive look at Arkansas history from the state’s earliest events to the present. Here are newspaper articles, government bulletins, legislative acts, broadsides, letters, and speeches that, taken collectively, give a firsthand glimpse at how the twenty-fifth state’s history was made. Enhanced by additional documents and brought up to date since its original publication in 1984, this new edition is the standard source for essential primary documents illustrating the state’s political, social, economic, educational, and environmental history.
A Documentary History of Arkansas
Edited by C. Fred Williams, S. Charles Bolton, Carl H. Moneyhon, and LeRoy T. Williams
C. Fred Williams is professor emeritus of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and coeditor of Understanding the Little Rock Crisis: An Exercise in Remembrance and Reconciliation.
S. Charles Bolton is professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the author of Arkansas, 1800–1860: Remote and Restless.
Carl H. Moneyhon is professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the author of Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction and Arkansas and the New South, 1877–1929.
LeRoy T. Williams is professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
“Even seasoned historians will learn something new by sifting through this remarkable volume. Highly recommended.”
—G.A. Lancaster in Choice, February 2014