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Lakeport Technical Reports

Much of the technical work for the restoration was documented and complied into technical reports.

Technical Report #1:  Parge Coating
Technical Report #2:  Chimneys 
Technical Report #3:  Foundation & Footers
Technical Report #4:  Windows
Technical Report #5:  Shingled Roof
Technical Report #6:  Guttering & Sheet Metal Work
Technical Report #7:  Cornice, Siding & Paint
Technical Report #8:  Lakeport Porches
Technical Report #9:  Braced Frame Construction
Technical Report #10:  Smokehouse & Mechanicals
Dendrochronology Report: Tree-Ring Dating of the Lakeport Plantation House and Shed, Chicot County, Arkansas, David W. Stahle and Matthew D. Therrell (Tree-Ring Laboratory, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville), May 2003
Archeological Investigations at Lakeport Plantation: Randall Guending (Arkansas Archeological Survey), May 2003

Selected Published References

Arkansas Department of Planning. Arkansas Natural Area Plan (Little rock: Arkansas Department of Planning, 1974).

Arnold, Morris S. Colonial Arkansas 1686-1804 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1991).

Arnold, Morris S. Law Unto This Savage Race: European Legal Traditions in Arkansas, 1686-1804 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1985).

Arnold, Morris S. The Rumble of a Distant Drum. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000.

Ashmore, Harry S. Arkansas: A History. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

Baird, W. David. The Quapaw Indians: A History of the Downstream People. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980.

Bakeless, John. America as Seen by its First Explorers. New York: Dover Publications, 1989.

Barry, John M. Rising Tide. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Baskett, Tom, Jr., ed. The Arkansas Delta: A Landscape of Change. Helena: Delta Cultural Center, 1990.

Bennett, Swannee and William B. Worthen. Arkansas Made: A Survey of the Decorative, Mechanical, and Fine Arts Produced in Arkansas, 1819 – 1870. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1990.

Bevins, Ann Bolton. A History of Scott County as Told by Selected Buildings. Georgetown, KY: Ann Bolton Bevin, 1981.

Bevins, Ann Bolton. The Ward and Johnson Families of Central Kentucky and The Lower Mississippi Valley. Georgetown, KY: Ward Hall Press, 1984.

Bolsterli, Margaret J., ed. A Remembrance of Eden. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press., 1993.

Bolton, Herbert E. Athanase de Mezieres and the Loisiana-Texas Frontier 1768-1780. (New York: Kraus Reprint Co., 1970.

Bolton, S. Charles. Territorial Ambition: Land and Society in Arkansas 1800-1840. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press., 1993.

Bolton, S. Charles.  Arkansas, 1800-1860: Remote and Restless. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998.

Bolton, S. Charles. Fugitives from Injustice: Freedom-Seeking Slaves in Arkansas, 1800-1860National Park Service: Historic Research Study, 2006.

Christ, Mark K., ed. Rugged and Sublime. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1994.

Cramer, Zadok. The Navigator. Pittsburg: Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum, 1814.

Crocker, Mary Wallace. Historic Architecture in Mississippi. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1977.

DeBlack, Thomas A. “A Garden in the Wilderness: The Johnsons and the Making of Lakeport Plantation, 1831-1876.” PhD dissertation, University of Arkansas, 1995.

DeBlack, Thomas A. “Lakeport: Showplace of Arkansas ‘Cotton Aristocracy’,” In Sentinels of History, ed. Mark K. Christ and Cathryn H. Slater. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000.

DeBlack, Thomas A. With Fire and Sword: Arkansas, 1861-1874. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas, 2003.

DeBlack, Thomas A. “’A Model Man of Chicot County’”: Lycurgus Johnson and Social Change.” In The Southern Elite and Social Change: Essays in Honor of Willard B. Gatewood Jr., Randy Finley and Thomas A DeBlack, eds. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2002.

Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Dillard, Tom and Valerie Thwing. Researching Arkansas History. A Beginner’s Guide. Little Rock: Rose, 1979.

Dougan, Michael B. Arkansas Odyssey. Little Rock: Rose, 1994.

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. and Stephen Small. Representations of Slavery: Race and Ideology in Southern Plantation Museums. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Press, 2002.

Finley, Randy. From Slavery to Uncertain Freedom. The Freedmen’s Bureau in Arkansas, 1856-1869. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1996.

Foster, Lynn. “Their Price and Ornament: Judge Benjamin Johnson and the Federal Courts in Early Arkansas,” University of Arkansas Law Review 21 (Fall 1999): 21-48.

Foti, Thomas. “The River’s Gifts and Curses,” in The Arkansas Delta, ed. Jeannie M. Whayne and William B. Gatewood. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993.

Fountain, Sarah M., ed. Authentic Voices: Arkansas Culture, 1541-1860. Conway: University of Central Arkansas Press, 1986.

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Franklin, John H. and Loren Schweninger. Runaway Slaves. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Garvin, James. A Building History of Northern New England. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2001.

Gatewood, Willard B. “Sunnyside: The Evolution of an Arkansas Plantation,” In Shadows over Sunnyside, ed. Jeannie Whayne. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993.

Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Vintage Books, 1976.

Goodspeed Publishing Company. Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas. Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890.

Gordon, Fon Louise. Caste Class: The Black Experience in Arkansas, 1880 – 1920. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995.

Gerald T. Hansan and Carl H. Moneyhon. Historical Atlas of Arkansas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

Hempstead, Fay. A Pictorial History of Arkansas from Earliest Times to the Year 1890. St. Louis and New York: N. D. Thompson Publishing Co., 1890.

Hudson, Charles. The Southeastern Indians. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, Tennessee, 1986.

Hunter, Louis C. Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History. New York: Dover Publications, 1993.

Jones, J. Wayne. “Chicot Blue Grass: The Isaac H. Hilliard Plantation, 1844-1890,” The Ozark Historical Review 28, (1999).

Kemblem, Frances Anne. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1984.

Kester, Howard. Revolt among the Sharecroppers. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Lancaster, Bob. The Jungles of Arkansas: A Personal History of the Wonder State. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1989.

Lancaster, Clay. Antebellum Architecture of KentuckyLexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1991.

Moneyhon, Carl H. Arkansas and the New South, 1874-1929. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.

Moore, Dwight M. Trees of Arkansas, 4th Edition. Little Rock: Arkansas Forestry Commission, 1996.

Parks, Bonnie. “The History and Technology of Floorcloths,” APT Bulletin 21 (1989): 44-54.

Saucier, Roger T. Geomorphology and Quaternary Geologic History of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Vicksburg: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, 1994.

Sealander, John A. and Gary A. Heidt. Arkansas Mammals: Their Natural History, Classification, and Distribution. Little Rock: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 1990.

Sherrard, Robert A. and Thomas J. Sherrard. The Sherrard Family of SteubenvillePhiladelphia: James B. Rogers, 1890.

Simons, Don. R. In Their Words: A Chronology of the Civil War in Chicot County, Arkansas and Adjacent Waters of the Mississippi River. Sulphur: Wise Publications, 1999.

Smith, Richard M. The Atlas of Arkansas. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1989.

Story, Kenneth. “A Jewel of the Delta. Lakeport Plantation,” Newsletter of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas 9:1 (1990).

Sutton, Keith, ed. Arkansas Wildlife: A History. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1998.

Swearingen, Gordon J. History of the Soil and Water Conservation District Movement in Arkansas. Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, 1970.

Taylor, Orville W. Negro Slavery in Arkansas. 1958. Reprint, Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000.

Thomas, Cyrus. Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.

Twain, Mark, Life on the Mississippi. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.

Usner, Daniel H., Jr. Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in A Frontier Exchange Economy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Vlach, John M. Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Whayne, Jeannie M., ed. Shadows over Sunnyside: An Arkansas Plantation in Transition, 1830-1945. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993.

Whayne, Jeannie M. and Williard B. Gatewood, eds. The Arkansas Delta: Land of Paradox. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993.

White, Deborah G. Ain’t I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South, revised ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

Woods, James M. Rebellion and Realignment: Arkansas’s Road to Secession. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1987.

Work Projects Administration. The WPA Guide to 1930s Arkansas, with a New Introduction by Elliott West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1987.

Wintory, Blake. “The House that Cotton Built: Recovering African American History at Lakeport Plantation,” Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies 40 (August 2009): 100-104.

Worthington, Amanda. Diary of Amanda Worthington, Unpublished Diary, Special Collections, William Percy Memorial Library, Greenville, MS.

Zimmer, Donald T. “The Ohio River: Pathways to Settlement,” In Transportation and the Early Nation: Papers Presented at an Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Symposium. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1982.

Zimmer, Donald T. “Madison, Indiana, 1811-1860: A Study in the Process of City Building.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1974.



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