The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 3, Autumn

A Crime Unfit to Be Named: Arkansas and Sodomy
THE TURBULENT DECADE OF THE 1970s witnessed extraordinary and hotly-contested transformations in American attitudes toward sex and sexuality. The values of "free love" and tolerance that had sprouted during the 1960s began to take root in everyday life...
Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places
The Commercial Building Designs of Charles L. Thompson CHARLES L. THOMPSON is one of the most celebrated architects in our state's history. He was born in Illinois in 1868. By the time Thompson turned fourteen, both his parents had died, and young Thompson...
Autobiographical Reflections on Southern Religious History
Autobiographical Reflections on Southern Religious History. Edited by John B. Boles. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001. Pp. v, 272. Preface, contributors, bibliographic references. $34.95.) When recounting his social interactions with fellow...
Book and Media Notes
The University of Arkansas School of Law has recently published Arkansas' Early African-American Lawyers: A Pictorial History by Judith Kilpatrick. After a brief introduction describing race relations and the practice of law in Arkansas, the study offers...
Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America
Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America. By Daniel K. Richter. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001. Pp. ix, 317. Prologue, epilogue, technical note, notes, acknowledgments, index. $26.00.) Scores of books have been written...
Federal Troops and the Elaine Massacres: A Colloquy
THOUGH CLEARLY A CENTRAL EPISODE in Arkansas's racial history and a tragedy of grievous proportions, much remains unknown about the Elaine riots of autumn 1919. It is certain that dozens and perhaps hundreds of African Americans died at the hands of...
Letters Home
Letters Home. By Nan Snow. (Fayetteville: Phoenix International, 2001. Pp. xiii, 168. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, epilogue, bibliography. $19.95, paper.) In Nan Snow's Letters Home, what began as a personal remembrance project for a...
Media, Culture, and the Modern African American Freedom Struggle
Media, Culture, and the Modern African American Freedom Struggle. Edited by Brian Ward. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. Pp. viii, 312. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, notes, contributors, index. $55.00.) The essays collected...
Minister to the Cherokees: A Civil War Autobiography
Minister to the Cherokees: A Civil War Autobiography. By James Anderson Slover; edited by Barbara Cloud. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Pp. vii, 256. Acknowledgments, introduction, notes, selected bibliography, index. $47.50.) Beginning...
News & Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association invites paper and panel proposals for its 2003 annual conference in Monticello, April 24-26. The conference theme will be "Arkansas in the Era of the Louisiana Purchase," but proposals on all topics related to the...
Old Seeds in the New Land: History and Reminiscences of the Bar of Arkansas
Old Seeds in the New Land: History and Reminiscences of the Bar of Arkansas. By Robert Ross Wright. (Fayetteville: M and M Press, 2001. Pp. 456. Preface, dedication, bibliographic references, index. $50.00.) Professor Robert Ross Wright's Old Seeds in...
The Artificial Southerner: Equivocations and Love Songs
The Artificial Southerner: Equivocations and Love Songs. By Philip Martin. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2001. Pp. vii, 206. Acknowledgments, introduction, afterword. $19.95, paper.) Distilling an overriding theme from a collection of...
The Color of Work: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Southern Paper Industry, 1945-1980
The Color of Work: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Southern Paper Industry, 1945-1980. By Timothy J. Minchin. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. Pp ix, 277. Acknowledgments, abbreviations, introduction, conclusion, notes, bibliography,...
The Irish in the South, 1815-1877
The Irish in the South, 1815-1877. By David T. Gleeson. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. Pp. xi, 296. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, conclusion, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. $45.00, cloth; $19.95, paper.)...
The Ozarks: Land and Life
The Ozarks: Land and Life. Second edition. By Milton D. Rafferty. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2001. Pp. xvi, 368. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $34.95, paper.) Sitting down with Milton Rafferty's The Ozarks: Land and...
The Paragould Conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, 2002
"THE ARKANSAS DELTA'S HISTORY and Its Implications for the Twentyfirst Century" was the theme of the sixty-first annual conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, held April 18-20, 2002, in Paragould. Dr. C. Fred Williams, professor of history...
The Prairie Was on Fire: Eyewitness Accounts of the Civil War in the Indian Territory
The Prairie Was on Fire: Eyewitness Accounts of the Civil War in the Indian Territory. By Whit Edwards. (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 2001. Pp. vii, 200. Photographs, map, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95.) One of the more...
"Victory Based on Violence Is Undesirable": The Little Rock Bus Strike of 1955-1956
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENT IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, in the 1950s was without a doubt the desegregation of Central High School. The political drama and violence inspired by nine African-American students' effort to integrate the school has inspired many...