UA Press Author to Speak at Fayetteville Public Library

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ben F. Johnson III, author of Arkansas in Modern America since 1930, second edition, will discuss and sign copies of his new book at the Fayetteville Public Library.

The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, and is free and open to the public.

This second edition of Arkansas in Modern America since 1930 represents a significant rewriting of and elaboration on the first edition, published in 2000 by the University of Arkansas Press. Johnson fills in gaps, reconsiders his original conclusions and reflects on new developments in historical scholarship, extending the book’s analysis of the political, economic, social and cultural positions into present day.

Johnson is the John G. Ragsdale Jr. and Dora J. Ragsdale Professor of Arkansas Studies at Southern Arkansas University.

About the University of Arkansas Press: The University of Arkansas Press advances the mission of the University of Arkansas by publishing peer-reviewed scholarship and literature of enduring value. The Press publishes books by authors of diverse backgrounds writing for specialty as well as general audiences in Arkansas and throughout the world.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Melissa King, director of sales and marketing
University of Arkansas Press
479-575-7715, mak001@uark.edu

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