Presentation Time – 12:30 PM to 12:55 PM
The Old Ozarks: A Region and Its History
Blevins will discuss events from the early history of the Ozark region, including political contests that ended in bloodshed and an effort to turn the Ozarks into an autonomous nation for Native Americans.
About Brooks Blevins
Brooks Blevins is the author or editor of eight books, including Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South and Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image. His newest book, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, is the first in a trilogy published by the University of Illinois Press. Blevins is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University. He also serves as one of the hosts of the popular radio show, Ozark Highlands Radio.