Six Bridges Book Festival - Lancaster, Jones, and Barnes

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These authors will appear virtually on the Zoom platform on Saturday, October 30, at 1 p.m. CST. Free registration is required.

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Guy Lancaster, editor of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas, has authored, co-authored, or edited several book on racial violence in Arkansas. American Atrocity: The Types of Violence in Lynching offers a new framework for understanding the act of lynching, showing that perpetrators were enforcing social subjugation rather than personal vengeance.

Kenneth Barnes, a retired professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, explores how the KKK established a significant foothold in the state and created a seat of power in Little Rock in The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas: How Protestant White Nationalism Came to Rule a State

Kelly Houston Jones, assistant professor of history at Arkansas Tech University, has written the first book-length study of Arkansas slavery in more than sixty years. A Weary Land: Slavery on the Ground in Arkansas offers a glimpse of enslaved life on the South’s western margins, focusing on the intersections of land use and agriculture within the daily life and work of bonded Black Arkansans.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:15pm
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American Atrocity: The Types of Violence in Lynching Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781682261866
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Arkansas Press - September 22nd, 2021

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas: How Protestant White Nationalism Came to Rule a State Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781682261859
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Arkansas Press - March 26th, 2021

A Weary Land: Slavery on the Ground in Arkansas (Early American Places #22) Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9780820360201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - March 31st, 2021