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Branch, Edwards Edit Book on "Arkansas Women"

Aug 31, 2018

Book cover for "Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times"
Credit Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dr. Gary Edwards

Two professors at Arkansas State University have edited a book on the histories of women from the state.  The book is titled “Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times”.  The book features 15 biographical essays featuring the prominent Arkansas women, from the state’s earliest frontier years to the late 20th century.  Some of the women featured include Senator Hattie Caraway, Daisy Lee Gatson Bates, and Sue Cowan Morris.  The editors for the book are Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch and Dr. Gary Edwards. 

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch is the James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History and is Director of the A-State Digital Press.  Dr. Gary Edwards is an Associate Professor of History at Arkansas State.  KASU’s Johnathan Reaves conducts an interview with both professors.  He asked Dr. Branch to tell how the book got its start.  Click on the Listen button for the interview.

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch and Dr. Gary Edwards both talking about the latest book in the Southern Women series, “Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times”.  Dr. Jones-Branch and Dr. Edwards will discuss this book at the Dean B. Ellis Library on the third floor on Tuesday afternoon from three to five.  The Library is hosting the event and the A-State Office of Diversity and Community Engagement will sponsor refreshments.  There will be a time for questions and answers following the discussion of the book.  This event is free and open to the public on Tuesday.  Books will be available for purchase and the book is also available from major online retailers.