Reconstruction in Arkansas:
We have seen the effects of the Civil War in Arkansas. It is, I think it fair to say that it had a devastating effect on Arkansas both politically and economically. These two elements are really intertwined as cotton is a major crop and those who have the money tend to control the politics.
Deblack in Arkansas: A Narrative History says, “The era of Reconstruction that followed the the Civil War was one of the most tumultuous and controversial periods in the history of the state and the nation.”
a) What was Reconstruction and how did it work in Arkansas?
b) Did it work in Arkansas?
c) Who were the major figures in Arkansas during Reconstruction and why
Here is a link to some suggested reading http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=388
Your response needs to be at least ten well constructed paragraphs.