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A Narrative History


An Arkansas History for Young People
Third Edition

T. Harri Baker and Jane Browning

Adopted by the State of Arkansas for 2003

Once again, the State of Arkansas has adopted An Arkansas History for Young People as an official textbook for junior-high-school–Arkansas-history classes. This third edition incorporates the fruits of new research and of extensive consultations with teachers, curriculum supervisors, and students themselves. It includes many new features while preserving popular and useful aspects of previous editions.

This edition has an entirely new format, clear and friendly to the student reader. The text has been re-set in double-column pages, with wider margins and more white space setting off text and illustrations. A preview section at the beginning of each chapter (“What to Look For”) and study questions at the end now guide students’ reading. Vocabulary words appear in boldface in the text and then are listed with definitions at the end of each chapter.

The updated text incorporates new material on the Clinton presidency, the Huckabee governorship, term limits, the 2000 census, demographic changes, recent scholarship on Arkansas history, updated terminology, and corrections of factual errors. Sidebars still highlight special material, and the many illustrations appear in full color and in black and white.

7 ½" x 10 ¼"
378 pages
$39.95 (s), cloth
1-55728-722-8 Textbook
1-55728-723-6 Teacher's Guide

T. Harri Baker is professor emeritus of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Jane Browning is the executive director of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

New Format and Features
  • Two-column text
  • Wide margins
  • Ten percent fewer pages
  • "What to Look For"
  • Study Questions
  • Vocabulary

New Material

  • The Clinton Presidency
  • The Huckabee governorship
  • Term limits
  • The 200 census
  • Demographic changes, including the growth of Asian and Hispanic populations
  • Recent scholarship on Arkansas history






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