By Carl Moneyhon

ISBN-10: 155728489X

ISBN-13: 9781557284891

ISBN-10: 1557284903

ISBN-13: 9781557284907

This learn is the 1st released within the Histories of Arkansas, a brand new sequence that may construct an entire chronological historical past of the kingdom from the colonial interval via sleek instances. below the overall editorship of famous historian Elliott West, this sequence will comprise quite a few thematic histories in addition to the chronologically prepared center volumes.

In Arkansas and the hot South, 1874–1929 Carl Moneyhon examines the fight of Arkansas’s humans to go into the industrial and social mainstreams of the country within the years from the tip of Reconstruction to the start of the nice melancholy. fiscal alterations led to by means of improvement of the trees undefined, exploitation of the wealthy coal fields within the western a part of the country, discovery of petroleum, and construction of producing industries reworked social associations and fostered a demographic shift from rural to city settings.

Arkansans have been significantly winning in bringing the hot South to their kingdom, hoping on person company and activist executive as they built-in extra totally into the nationwide economic system and society. yet by way of 1929 power difficulties within the nonetheless dominant agricultural area, the onset of the melancholy, and heightening social tensions arrested growth and dealt the kingdom a tremendous fiscal setback that may merely be triumph over within the years following global conflict II.

Expanding upon scholarly articles that in basic terms contact in this period in Arkansas historical past and delving into pertinent basic resources, Moneyhon deals not just an total examine the kingdom but additionally a proof for the singular direction it took in the course of those momentous years.

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