Benjamin Houston Turner Purvis

Benjamin Houston Turner Purvis


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-5892

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Benjamin Purvis is native Arkansan who earned his B.A. from the University of Arkansas and Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi.  His dissertation “Sectionalism, Nationalism, and the Agrarian Revolt, 1877-1892” explores the role of regional identity in late nineteenth-century American farmers’ movements.