Download or read book A Documentary History of Arkansas written by C. Fred Williams and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 2013-07 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Documentary History of Arkansas, Second edition, 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 give a firsthand glimpse at how the twenty-fifth state's history was made. The book is divided into five chronological sections that cover the state's political, social, economic, educational, and environmental history. Each section begins with an original essay that provides an overview of the period and introduces the documents. Brought up to date and enhanced with additional material, this edition of A Documentary History of Arkansas will continue to be the standard source for essential primary documents illustrating the state's history. -- from back cover.