Arkansas in Modern America

Dr. Ben F. Johnson III has updated his work, “Arkansas in Modern America Since 1930."

Dr. Ben F. Johnson III, author of “Arkansas in Modern America Since 1930,” second edition, will discuss and sign copies of his new book at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Johnson is the John G. Ragsdale Jr. and Dora J. Ragsdale Professor of Arkansas Studies at Southern Arkansas University.

The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday and is free and open to the public.

This second edition of “Arkansas in Modern America Since 1930” represents a significant rewriting of and elaboration on the first edition, published in 2000 by the University of Arkansas Press. Johnson fills in gaps, reconsiders his original conclusions and reflects on new developments in historical scholarship, extending the book’s analysis of the political, economic, social and cultural positions into present day.

The University of Arkansas Press advances the mission of the University of Arkansas by publishing peer-reviewed scholarship and literature of enduring value. The Press publishes books by authors of diverse backgrounds writing for specialty as well as general audiences in Arkansas and throughout the world.

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