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Homefront Arkansas: Arkansans Face Wartime Past and Present
by Velma B. Branscum Woody
cONTRIBUTORs Steven Teske
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2009
eISBN: 978-1-935106-40-1 | Paper: 978-0-9800897-9-0
Library of Congress Classification F411.3.W66 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 355.009767

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For almost two hundred years, Arkansans have been part of America’s struggle to maintain democracy and keep the peace at home and around the globe. Homefront Arkansas: Arkansans Face Wartime Past and Present shows how war has affected those at home as well as those who served as soldiers. The chapters include: * A wounded Civil War soldier stumbles onto a homestead after a battle at Poison Springs, Arkansas, forever changing the family there * In 1875, Arkansans take sides in the Brooks-Baxter War, involving two men each claiming to be the governor of Arkansas * Arkansas volunteers follow Teddy Roosevelt into the Spanish-American War, and find troops crowded into a filthy camp as they wait to be shipped out * An African American girl leaves her native state to escape persecution, only to find that a world war is threatening to envelop her new home in England Woody’s stories provide a factual and compelling backdrop for Arkansas’s history as seen through its conflicts. Fascinated readers will follow the chronology of Arkansans who met the nation’s call both at home and abroad.
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