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作       者:C. Fred Williams,S. Charles Bolton,Carl H. Moneyhon,LeRoy T. Williams

出  版  社:University of Arkansas Press

出版时间:2013-01-08

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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.
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

PART I Early Arkansas, to 1836

CHAPTER I Under Three Flags

INTRODUCTION

A.EXPLORERS AND INDIANS

Spanish Encounters with the Indians

Marquette’s Reception by the Quapaws

La Salle Claims Arkansas for France, 1682

La Harpe Explores the Arkansas River, 1722

B.THE POST OF ARKANSAS

Joutel Arrives at the Post, 1687

A British Attack on a Spanish Post, 1783

Social Life at Arkansas Post, 1820

C.FRONTIER SOCIETY

An Aged Settler Describes Early Subsistence, 1876

A Methodist Preacher Finds Godly Listeners in Arkansas, 1814-1815

FOR FURTHER READING

CHAPTER II Arkansas Territory

INTRODUCTION

A.LAND ACQUISITION

An Allegation of Land Fraud

The Need for a Resident Surveyor

Petition for a Liberalized Land Law

B.INDIAN REMOVAL

Memorial of the Cherokees

Migrating Indians Pass through Little Rock, 1832-1833

The Trial of Five Osages Accused of Murder

C.TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION

Instructions for Building a Road

Proposed Mail Routes, 1827

The Steamboat Arkansas

D.FRONTIER SOCIETY

The Scott-Selden Duel

An Attempted Mediation Fails

Brawling on the Devil’s Fork

An Englishman Describes Little Rock in 1834

FOR FURTHER READING

PART II Arkansas and the South, 1836 to 1900

CHAPTER III Antebellum Arkansas, 1836-1860

INTRODUCTION

A.GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

A New Orleans Newspaper Assesses Opportunity in Arkansas

Arkansas as Viewed by an Irish Immigrant

A South Carolina Immigrant Paints a Better Picture

A Woman’s Perspective on Antebellum Life

B.AGRICULTURE

A Plantation in Southern Arkansas

A German Traveler Visits a Small Arkansas Farm

The View of Arkansas from the Bottom

C.SLAVERY IN ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Slave Code

Narrative of a Former Slave

D.POLITICS

Whigs and Democrats

John Brown’s Views on the 1856 Elections

Offices for the Family, 1836

Railroads and the General Assembly

Governor Yell Identifies Arkansas’s Interest with the South

FOR FURTHER READING

CHAPTER IV Arkansas and the Civil War Crisis, 1860-1874

INTRODUCTION

A.SECESSION: PRO AND CON

Gazette Argues for Moderation

Governor Rector’s Plea for Secession

B.UNIONISM VERSUS THE CONFEDERACY

David Walker’s Dilemma

Preparation for War

Ordinance of Secession, May 6, 1861

C.PATRIOTISM AND DISSENT WITHIN CONFEDERATE ARKANSAS

Confederate Volunteers

Confederate Patriotism

Antiwar Sentiment in Carroll County

Lukewarm Support for the War

D.THE COMMON PEOPLE AND THE WAR

War and Business in Camden

Life in the Field

A Woman’s View of the War

E.THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM FOR BLACKS

Four Labor Contracts

A Planter Views Black Freedom

Violence and the Freedmen

F.REPUBLICANS VERSUS DEMOCRATS DURING RECONSTRUCTION

Conditions in Arkansas, March 1875

Republicans Defend Themselves

FOR FURTHER READING

CHAPTER V Arkansas and the New South, 1875-1900

INTRODUCTION

A.THE NEW SOUTH SPIRIT INVADES ARKANSAS

Arkansas Life after Reconstruction

Address at the Opening of the Arkansas Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, May 1, 1893

B.AGRICULTURE AND THE NEW SOUTH

A Farmer Looks at His Problems

The Patrons of Husbandry and Politics

Song of the Agricultural Wheel

The Farmers’ Alliance

C.LABOR IN THE NEW SOUTH

Working on the Arkansas Railroads

A Hell in Arkansas

Miners’ Strike

D.WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Woman’s Work

Woman Suffrage

E.CHANGING STATUS OF BLACKS

Arkansas Separate Coach Law

Sen.George W.Bell on the Separate Coach Bill

FOR FURTHER READING

PART III Twentieth-Century Arkansas, 1900 to 1954

CHAPTER VI Arkansas in the Progressive Era

INTRODUCTION

A.ARKANSAS AT CENTURY’S DAWN

The “City of Roses”

The Public School System of Arkansas

Jeff Davis Describes the Workings of the County Farm

Bone Dry: An Assault upon “Demon Rum”

Needed Reforms: A Call to Action

Motion Pictures and Sex Education

B.POLITICAL TRENDS

The Initiative and Referendum

The Commission Form of Government

Suffragettes and the Political Equality League

Race as a Political Factor

Scipio Africanus Jones on Republicanism

C.THE COMING OF WORLD WARFARE

Military Preparedness and Patriotism

Arkansas Responds to the Red Scare

FOR FURTHER READING

CHAPTER VII Between the Wars, 1920-1940

INTRODUCTION

A.ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BOOSTERISM

Mines, Manufacturers, and Agriculture

Paving the Wilderness

Arkansas Boosterism

B.MOTHER NATURE AND HUMAN SOCIETY

The Great Flood of 1927

The Arkansas Federation of Women’s Clubs

A Knight of the Long Trail: The Travels of a Circuit Rider

The Authors’ and Composers’ Society of Arkansas

The Anti-evolution Law: A Challenge to the New Science

The Ku Klux Klan Speaks

Arkansas’s Centennial Celebration

C.THE ONSLAUGHT OF HARD TIMES

Demands for Food

The Arrogance of Authority: A Citizen’s Complaint

Experiment in Economic Recovery: The Dyess Colony

The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union Decries Lawlessness

D.STATE INDEBTEDNESS

Default: A Bondholder’s Plea

Support for the Highway Bond Refunding Bill

FOR FURTHER READING

CHAPTER VIII Arkansas during War and Peace, 1941-1954

INTRODUCTION

A.THE OUTBREAK OF A SECOND WORLD WAR

The Arkansas State Guard

Arkansas’s Defense Industries

One Arkansan’s View of the Japanese

“Americans with Japanese Faces”: A Letter to Mr.Lynn Hall

B.AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS

The State of Agriculture

Economic Development and Education: The Link

Arkansas’s Population Loss

C.BLACK CITIZENS AND THE QUEST FOR GREATER EQUALITY

A Blow against Jim Crow

Black Arkansans Seek the Vote

Economic Justice: A Report on the Little Rock Black Community

D.THE POLITICS OF REFORM AND REACTION

The GI Revolt

One View of Arkansas Politics at Midcentury

The Revenue Stabilization Act

E.A NEW DAY DAWNING

The Arkansas Plan

The Little Rock Council on Education: The Winds of Change

FOR FURTHER READING

PART IV Modern Arkansas, 1955-

CHAPTER IX Modern Arkansas

INTRODUCTION

A.POLITICS

Official Results of 1968 General Election

A Ranking of State Governors in the Twentieth Century

Rockefeller’s Plans to Reorganize Agencies and Functions

Assembly Reapportionment Illustrates Population Shift

B.SOCIETY

Van Dalsem’s Formula for Handling “Nosey”Women

Prison Conditions in Arkansas

Hog Frenzy Spreads over State

Arts in Arkansas

Migration Patterns by Age, 1950-1970

C.ECONOMICS

Little Rock Industry and the School Crisis

Arkansas River Navigation and Comprehensive Development Project Report

Everyone Talks about Other Things but Agriculture Is Still the King

Arkansas Freedom to Work Law

D.EDUCATION

The Little Rock School Crisis

The Program of School Desegregation in Little Rock

The Quality Education Act

E.THE NATURAL STATE

Water for Arkansas

Preserving the Buffalo River

Channelization along the Cache

FOR FURTHER READING

CHAPTER X Contemporary Arkansas, since 1985

INTRODUCTION

A.POLITICS

Four-Year Terms for State Constitutional Officers

Arkansas Term Limitation Amendment

Annual Sessions of the General Assembly

Effects of Term Limits in Arkansas

Arkansas Governors’ Poll, 1998

B.SOCIETY

The Creation Science Law

Creation Science Declared Unconstitutional

Bill Clinton in Arkansas

The Walmart Phenomenon

C.PENAL REFORM

Three Strikes Law

Arkansas Sentencing Commission

Arkansas Prison Population, 1980-2010

The Public Safety Improvement Act: Act 570 of 2011

D.ECONOMICS

Highway Construction and Financing

A Strategy for Economic Development

The Natural Gas Severance Tax Issue

Establishing, Operating, and Regulating State Lotteries

Lottery Lowdown: Arkansas Family Council

E.EDUCATION

Lake View School District Ruling

Arkansas Lottery Sales and Scholarships

Arkansas Adopts National Educational Standards

F.NATURAL GAS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The Fayetteville Shale

Natural Gas Drilling in the Fayetteville Shale Region

Environmentalist Criticism

Water Use in Fayetteville Deep Shale Gas Exploration

Government Studies Find Water OK

FOR FURTHER READING

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