This case study of Texarkana examines the town’s existence as a new community athwart the border between Arkansas and Texas and simultaneously that between the South and Southwest. It looks at a cross-section of border-town life in the early 1890s and finds, in four disparate but common stories, that violence touched all socio-economic classes and genders as a defining cultural feature.
Granade, S. Ray, "Lizzie Borden, The Gay Nineties, and Death in Texarkana" (2016). Presentations and Lectures. 8.