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Arkansas Women : Their Lives and Times, Hardback Book

Arkansas Women : Their Lives and Times Hardback

Edited by Cherisse Jones-Branch, Gary T. Edwards

Part of the Southern Women: Their Lives and Times Series series


Following in the tradition of the Southern Women series, Arkansas Women highlights prominent Arkansas women, exploring women's experiences across time and space from the state's earliest frontier years to the late twentieth century.

In doing so, this collection of fifteen biographical essays productively complicates Arkansas history by providing a multidimensional focus on women, with a particular appreciation for how gendered issues influenced the historical moment in which they lived. Diverse in nature, Arkansas Women contains stories about women on the Arkansas frontier, including the narratives of indigenous women and their interactions with European men and of bondwomen of African descent who were forcibly moved to Arkansas from the seaboard South to labor on cotton plantations.

There are also essays about twentieth-century women who were agents of change in their communities, such as Hilda Kahlert Cornish and the Arkansas birth control movement, Adolphine Fletcher Terry's antisegregationist social activism, and Sue Cowan Morris's Little Rock classroom teachers' salary equalization suit.

Collectively, these inspirational essays work to acknowledge women's accomplishments and to further discussions about their contributions to Arkansas's rich cultural heritage.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780820353319



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