Arkansas was granted statehood on June 15, 1836; it was the 25th U.S. state. Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 13th slave state because of its plentiful cotton cultivation. By the start of the Civil War, slaves comprised more than 25 percent of the state's population. Arkansas seceded along with other slave states to form the Confederate States of America at the outbreak of war. An examination of the state's history has much to offer in terms of understanding crime, police, and punishment in the United States.


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