Arkansas History, 2009: A Selected Bibliography

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IN AN EFFORT TO BE INCLUSIVE, Arkansas history has been broadly defined in the compilation of this bibliography. Some materials, such as genealogical or local history society journals, government documents, and nonprint productions, have been omitted. The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is cited as AHQ.


Anderson, Karen. Little Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Blevins, Brooks. Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good Ol' Boys Defined a State. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.

Branch, Taylor. The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Burns, Michael, ed. For, From, About James T. Whitehead: Poems, Stories, Photographs, and Recollections. Springfield, MO: Moon City Press, 2009.

Cherry, James F. The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.

D'Ambrosio, Antonino. A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears. New York: Nation Books, 2009. [story of Cash's recording the album Bitter Tears, a protest against the treatment of Native Americans]

Davis, Lynn A. They Said It Couldn't Be Done: Closing Down "The Biggest Illegal Casino Operation in America-Hot Springs, Arkansas- 1967" in 120 Days. Little Rock: Days Creek Press, 2009.

Dumbrell, John. Clinton's Foreign Policy: Between the Bushes, 1992- 2000. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Edwards, Leigh. Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2009. [why the man and his music became an icon reflecting the contradictions of the American character]

Fisher, Robert. The People Shall Rule: ACORN, Community Organizing, and the Struggle for Economic Justice. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.

Frazier, William and Mark Christ, eds. Ready, Booted, and Spurred: Arkansas in the U.S.-Mexican War. Little Rock: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2009.

Godwin, Jack. Clintonomics: How Bill Clinton Reengineered the Reagan Revolution. New York: AMACOM, 2009.

Gordy, Sondra. Finding the Lost Year: What Happened When Little Rock Closed Its Public Schools. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.

Gutgold, Nichola. Almost Madame President: Why Hillary Clinton "Won" in 2008. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

Hanley, Ray and Steven Hanley. Main Street Arkansas: The Hearts of Arkansas Cities and Towns-as Portrayed in Postcards and Photographs. Little Rock: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2009.

Higgins, Billy. The Barling Darling: Hal Smith in American Baseball. Little Rock: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2009.

Hodges, Mary Frances. John Newton Sarber and Sarber County, Arkansas. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2009. [biography of a political figure from Arkansas's Reconstruction years]

Huffman, Alan. Sultana: Surviving Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History. New York: Collins, 2009. [an account of the 1865 steamboat tragedy on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis]

Jackson, Bruce. Pictures from a Drawer: Prison and the Art of Portraiture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009. [photographs from Cummins Prison]

Kennedy, Thomas C. A History of Southland College: The Society of Friends and Black Education in Arkansas. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.

Kornblut, Anne. Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win. New York: Crown, 2009.

Kuczynski, Terri. Monroe County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009. [pictorial history in the Images of America series]

Kwas, Mary L. Digging for History at Old Washington. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.

LaNier, Carlotta Walls with Lisa Frazier Page. …


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