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From Native Americans, explorers, and early settlers to entertainers, business people, politicians, lawyers, artists, and many others, the well-known and not-so-well-known Arkansans featured in Statesmen, Scoundrels, and Eccentrics have fascinating stories. To name a few, there’s the “Hanging Judge,” Isaac C. Parker of Fort Smith, and Hattie Caraway, the first elected female U.S. senator. Isaac T. Gillam, a slave who became a prominent politician in post–Civil War Little Rock, is included, as is Norman McLeod, an eccentric Hot Springs photographer and owner of the city’s first large tourist trap. These entertaining short biographies from Dillard’s Remembering Arkansas column will be enjoyed by all kinds of readers, young and old alike. All the original columns reprinted here have also been enhanced with Dillard’s own recommended reading lists. Statesmen will serve as an introduction or reintroduction to the state’s wonderfully complex heritage, full of rhythm and discord, peopled by generations of hardworking men and women who have contributed much to the region and nation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. CHAPTER I: Natives, Explorers, and Early Settlers
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Hernando de Soto
  2. pp. 3-7
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  1. Saracen
  2. pp. 8-10
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  1. Jean Laffite
  2. pp. 11-13
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  1. William E. Woodruff
  2. pp. 14-16
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  1. Matthew Lyon
  2. pp. 17-19
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  1. Hiram A. Whittington
  2. pp. 20-22
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  1. Jacob Wolf
  2. pp. 23-25
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  1. Antoine Barraque
  2. pp. 26-28
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  1. Friedrich Gerst
  2. pp. 29-31
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  1. Davy Crockett
  2. pp. 32-36
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  1. CHAPTER II: Antebellum Politicians
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Robert Crittenden
  2. pp. 37-39
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  1. Gov. George Izard
  2. pp. 40-42
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  1. Chester Ashley
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. Augustus H. Garland
  2. pp. 46-48
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  1. Robert Ward Johnson
  2. pp. 49-52
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  1. CHAPTER III: Postbellum Politicians
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. Gov. Powell Clayton
  2. pp. 55-60
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  1. Sen. S. W. Dorsey
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. William H. Grey
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. Isaac T. Gillam
  2. pp. 68-70
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  1. Gov. James H. Berry
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. CHAPTER IV: Twentieth-Century Politicians
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Gov. John S. Little
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. Sen. Joseph T. Robinson
  2. pp. 79-84
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  1. Gov. Charles H. Brough
  2. pp. 85-88
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  1. Sen. Thaddeus Caraway
  2. pp. 89-91
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  1. Sen. Hattie Caraway
  2. pp. 92-94
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  1. Rep. Claude A. Fuller
  2. pp. 95-97
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  1. Rep. Clyde T. Ellis
  2. pp. 98-102
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  1. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller
  2. pp. 101-103
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  1. Lt. Gov. Maurice “Footsie” Britt
  2. pp. 104-106
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  1. CHAPTER V: The Law
  2. pp. 107-108
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  1. Nelson Hacket
  2. pp. 109-111
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  1. John R. Eakin
  2. pp. 112-114
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  1. Mifflin W. Gibbs
  2. pp. 115-117
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  1. Judge Isaac C. Parker
  2. pp. 118-120
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  1. Scipio A. Jones
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. CHAPTER VI:Entrepreneurs
  2. pp. 125-126
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  1. Nathan Warren
  2. pp. 127-128
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  1. Scott Bond
  2. pp. 129-131
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  1. Green Thompson
  2. pp. 132-135
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  1. Conrad Elsken
  2. pp. 136-138
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  1. Ben Pearson
  2. pp. 139-142
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  1. CHAPTER VII: Artists and Writers
  2. pp. 143-144
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  1. Edward Payson Washbourne
  2. pp. 145-147
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  1. John Hallum
  2. pp. 148-150
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  1. Alice French
  2. pp. 151-154
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  1. Dionicio Rodriguez
  2. pp. 155-157
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  1. Brewer Family
  2. pp. 158-160
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  1. Vance Randolph
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. Miss Lily Peter
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. CHAPTER VIII: Education, Science,and Medicine
  2. pp. 169-170
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  1. Dr. Charles McDermott
  2. pp. 171-173
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  1. J. C. Corbin
  2. pp. 174-176
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  1. Ida Joe Brooks
  2. pp. 177-179
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  1. Anna P. Strong
  2. pp. 180-182
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  1. Dr. William Baerg
  2. pp. 183-186
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  1. Keller and Marian Breland
  2. pp. 187-189
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  1. Samuel Lee Kountz
  2. pp. 190-191
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  1. Harold Alexander
  2. pp. 192-194
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  1. CHAPTER IX: Entertainers and Performers
  2. pp. 195-196
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  1. Scott Joplin
  2. pp. 197-199
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  1. Norm McLeod
  2. pp. 200-203
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  1. Broncho Billy Anderson
  2. pp. 204-206
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  1. Lum and Abner
  2. pp. 207-209
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  1. Louis Jordan
  2. pp. 210-212
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  1. Emma Dusenbury
  2. pp. 213-215
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  1. Hazel Walker
  2. pp. 216-218
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  1. CHAPTER X: Religious Leaders
  2. pp. 219-220
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  1. Rev. Cephas Washburn
  2. pp. 221-223
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  1. Bishop Edward Fitzgerald
  2. pp. 224-227
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  1. Rev. Hay Watson Smith
  2. pp. 228-231
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  1. Rabbi Ira E. Sanders
  2. pp. 232-234
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  1. CHAPTER XI: Seers, Spiritualists,and Skeptics
  2. pp. 235-236
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  1. Caroline Dye
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Lessie Stringfellow
  2. pp. 239-241
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  1. Bernie Babcock
  2. pp. 242-245
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  1. Harold M. Sherman
  2. pp. 246-248
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  1. CHAPTER XII: Eccentrics, Frauds,and the Inexplicable
  2. pp. 249-250
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  1. William Hope “Coin” Harvey
  2. pp. 251-253
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  1. King Crowley
  2. pp. 254-257
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  1. Old Mike
  2. pp. 258-260
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  1. Dr. John R. Brinkley
  2. pp. 261-263
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  1. Ted Richmond
  2. pp. 264-266
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781610753999
Related ISBN
9781557289278
MARC Record
OCLC
769187830
Pages
282
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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