Notable Women of Arkansas

From Hattie to Hillary,
100 Names to Know

Nancy Hendricks
320 pages
6″ x 9″
March 2016

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Paper: $29.95 (978-1-935106-95-1)
Cloth: $44.95 (978-1-935106-91-3)


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The one hundred Arkansas women profiled in Notable Women of Arkansas have glittered in the national spotlight. They have blazed trails in athletics, civil rights, literature, politics, science, show business, and the arts. They have been outlaws and outcasts. Some were born in poverty, while others came from unimaginable wealth. They have faced off against the publishing world, political foes, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Meet one Arkansas woman who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and three Grammys. Learn about a female presidential candidate whose initials are not HRC. See beauty queens on the runway and a runaway beauty queen. Meet the trailblazing black actress who, if she had been born thirty years later, might have had a career like Halle Berry’s.

They are all Arkansas women, each with their own family, childhood, loves, losses, dreams, fears, hopes for the future, and ghosts from the past. These notable women—profiled together in one volume—have left an impressive legacy.

Nancy Hendricks is an award-winning author whose book Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy offers a fresh look at the first woman elected to the US Senate. She is a founding member of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC, and is the recipient of a Pryor Award for Arkansas Women’s History, an Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award, a National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Women in American History Award, and the White House Millennium Award.

Distributed for Butler Center Books.

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