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Events for May 3, 0012 - August 4

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Bill Pruden—Lessons in Learning: The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas & One Man’s Journey into the World of Arkansas History

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Bill Pruden

Bill Pruden, longtime author of entries for the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas, shares his journey to becoming a historian of Arkansas. 

William H. Pruden III is the director of civic engagement, a college counselor, and an instructor in history and social studies at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned an AB in history from Princeton University,

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Kathleen Condray: Das Arkansas Echo and German Immigrants in Arkansas

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Kathleen Condray

Kathleen Condray, associate professor of German at the University of Arkansas, discusses her new book, “Das Arkansas Echo”: A Year in the Life of Germans in the Nineteenth-Century South, examining topics the newspaper covered during its inaugural year. Condray illuminates the newspaper’s crusade against Prohibition, its advocacy for the protection of German schools and the German language,

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William B. Jones, Jr. Interviews Elizabeth Findley Shores: Shared Secrets and Charles J. Finger

Speaker: Elizabeth Findley Shores

For nearly a century, British expatriate Charles Joseph Finger (1867–1941) was best known as an award-winning author of children’s literature. In Shared Secrets, Elizabeth Findley Shores relates Finger’s untold story, exploring the secrets that connected the author to an international community of twentieth-century queer literati.

As a young man, Finger reveled in the easy homosociality of his London polytechnical school, where he launched a student literary society in the mold of the city’s private men’s clubs.

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Rachel Patton: “Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Rachel Patton

Rachel Patton, executive director of Preserve Arkansas, will talk about the organization’s list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Places and give updates on its efforts to save endangered historic places throughout the state. Preserve Arkansas is the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places. The Most Endangered Places list, which was started twenty years ago,

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Kelly Houston Jones: “A Weary Land: Slavery on the Ground in Arkansas”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Kelly Houston Jones

Kelly Houston Jones will discuss her recently published book on the experience of slavery in Arkansas, A Weary Land: Slavery on the Ground in Arkansas (University of Georgia Press, 2021). Enslaved people’s labor changed the meaning of Arkansas’s acreage, while their labor transformed its landscape. They made the most of their surroundings despite the brutality and increasing labor demands of the cotton frontier,

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