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Throughout the course of the Civil War, Arkansas furnished sixty-five thousand men to serve in defense of the South, and each of the companies and regiments proudly bore a banner to represent their cause. In this painstakingly researched study of Arkansas Civil War-era flags, the author presents a stunning history of the Civil War in Arkansas as told through the state’s company, battle, and regiment flags.
Flags awaken incredibly powerful and patriotic emotions. Throughout the 1860s, scores of Missouri secession flags, state guard flags, and battle flags unfurled over the ranks of men defending their homelands against invading soldiers from the North. Symbolizing the way of life the men of Missouri sought to protect, these flags provide a unique index to the history of the Civil War in this western state.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
When European settlers reintroduced the horse to the Western landscape, the Plains Indians soon adopted this wondrous creature. Horses were an important part of their nomadic existence and inspired many Native American myths. The greatest of these was Sunka Wakan, the blue-eyed spotted stallion who possessed great powers. Linda Little Wolf presents the legend of Sunka Wakan, the Great Spirit Horse, as an exciting tale of life on the Great Plains, retold especially for young readers. Paperback.
Between the years of 1861 and 1865, the Civil War raged through the Ozark region, claiming the lives of both Confederate and Union soldiers along the way. While many fallen heroes have been memorialized throughout history, some lost souls were never laid to rest. Evidence of paranormal activity has been detected at such historic sites as the Kendrick House in Missouri, Prairie Grove in Arkansas, and Cabin Creek in Kansas.
Steven Brooke examines Washington, Arkanasas’ courthouse, schools, taverns, and churches, providing the reader with unique insights into the people who built, lived, and died within these structures. This handsome little photographic guide is perfect for the 200,000 annual visitors to this historic town, where the first bowie knife was made. Paperback.
The daring exploits of Frank and Jesse James have fascinated America for more than a century. Myth and fact have meshed together to create a legend of monumental proportions. Paperback.
Here, told largely by trainmen, passengers, farmers, detectives, outlaws, news reporters, and others who were directly or indirectly involved with the crime, is a true, documented account of Frank and Jesse James, the Younger brothers, and Missouri’s first train robbery. Many of the photographs included have never been published. Paperback.
The expanding American frontier in the late 1800s created a battleground on which white and Indian cultures inevitably clashed. Slowly and inexorably the red man was pushed from his land and stripped of his birthright.
This text provides a clear and concise view of current perspectives in school law and makes the all-important leap from theory to practice, with a focus on the day-to-day realities of school law. Subjects include student rights, teacher rights, tort action, power and authority, change, and conflict.
The Ozarks region—spanning parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma—overflows with visible fragments of the past. A Living History of the Ozarks is a guide to the region through landmarks and sites which offer clues to its intriguing history. This splendorous land inspired Phyllis Rossiter, a native of the Ozarks, to write about the area to help people learn to appreciate its beauty and to recognize our dependence upon nature. “I feel that it’s important to safeguard what we have left,” says Rossiter. “In my writing, if I can help achieve that, then that’s what I want to do—to help people acquire an appreciation for nature.”
A name well known to most Americans, Jesse James was a veteran of the Civil War, a bank robber, and a very romanticized popular hero. Although James has been the subject of countless biographies and historical novels, as well as the theatre and cinema, new light can still be shed on his life.
In the days before food processors and microwave ovens, Southern cooking was not just a feast of flavors- it was a craft of artisans. This book attempts to recapture the traditional manner of cooking and eating in the South from the late 1800s until World War II. The authors have modernized these recipes in only one respect-by the mere fact that they have written them down. Many an original recipe has long since passed on with its creator- but Strickland and Dunn have preserved more than 125 classics of the Southern dinner table- mixed with stories and techniques as told by the contributors.
It’s a winter night in the Ozarks, and while Maw and Paw are snoring in their beds, their son is waiting up with his dog, Arkansaw, to catch a glimpse of Saint Nick. Hardcover.
The art of storytelling is one of mankind’s oldest methods of keeping records. In Ozark Tales and Superstitions, Phillip Steele has collected 26 stories in an attempt to preserve the rich lore indigenous to the Ozark region.
In the fourth book of Steven L. Layne’s Growing with Family Series, he captures a child’s longing for a pet and introduces the realities of owning one.
Wright assembles here a masterful commentary on failure and success, tranquility and turmoil, and punishment and absolution. Paperback.
History consists mainly of the milestones, the turning points of time. What are often lost in the fray are the details. Thankfully for those who have a hunger for history, books like Sisters, Seeds, and Cedars exist to fill in some of the gaps of history.
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