The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 1, Spring

Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America's Culture of Death
Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America's Culture of Death. By Mark S. Schantz. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. Pp. xv, 245. Acknowledgments, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95.)Mark S. Schantz believes that advanced...
Book and Media Notes
Readers who enjoyed the Quarterly's special issue on historical archaeology (winter 2008) will want to take a look at Jerry E. Hilliard's An Antebellum Ozark Community in the Civil War published as a part of the Arkansas Archeological Survey Research...
Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodriguez
Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodriguez. By Patsy Pittman Light. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008. Pp. xvi, 135. Preface, acknowledgments, chronology, donors, notes, bibliography, index, $30.00.)Images of the...
Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas
Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas. By Grif Stockley. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005. Pp. x, 340. Acknowledgments, illustrations, notes, index. $30.00.)In Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas, Grif Stockley...
Governor Daniel Webster Jones: An Unexpected Progressive
ALTHOUGH DANIEL WEBSTER JONES has not attracted much historical attention, he deserves more than to be remembered simply as the last Confederate veteran to serve as Arkansas's governor. Despite his service in private legal practice as a railroad attorney,...
In Search of the Blues
In Search of the Blues. By Marybeth Hamilton. (New York: Basic Books, 2008. Pp. 309. Illustrations, acknowledgments, notes, index. $24.95.)The primary attention of Marybeth Hamilton's In Search of the Blues is directed not to blues or to blues musicians...
Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War
Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War. By Margaret Humphreys. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Pp. xx, 197. Preface, illustrations, tables, epilogue, notes, index. $40.00.)With Helena, Arkansas, being...
In the Beginning, There Stood Two: Arkansas Roots of the Black Holiness Movement
IN 1906, GEORGE BAKER, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN from Rockville, Maryland, attended the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles, California. The following year, Charles Harrison Mason, also an African-American male, journeyed from Lexington, Mississippi, to attend...
Lost Kingdoms
Lost Kingdoms. By Phillip H. McMath. (Fayetteville: Phoenix International, 2007. Pp ix, 517. Epigraphs, author's comments. $19.95.)Phillip McMath's epic work of historical fiction centers on Arkansas and deals extensively with Arkansas families and the...
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association will hold its sixty-eighth annual conference at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, April 23-25, 2009. The conference theme will be "the Arkansas Environment," with presentations examining natural resources,...
Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country
Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country. By Carl J. Ekberg. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. Pp. xiv, 218. List of illustrations, preface, acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, notes, index. $38.00.)Stealing...
Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements, and American Public Policy, 1821-1860
Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements, and American Public Policy, 1821-1860. By Paul F. Paskoff. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007. Pp. xvii, 324. Preface, introduction, illustrations, epilogue, appendices, notes,...
Two Lives in Uncertain Times: Facing the Challenges of the 20th Century as Scholars and Citizens
Two Lives in Uncertain Times: Facing the Challenges of the 20th Century as Scholars and Citizens. By Wilma and Georg Iggers. (New York: Berghahn Books, 2006. Pp viii, 222. Preface, introduction, illustrations, index. $29.95.)Most students of the civil...