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The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 3, Autumn

An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression
An Appalachian New Deal: West Virginia in the Great Depression. By Jerry Bruce Thomas. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. Pp. x, 316. Acknowledgment, introduction, illustrations, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $36.95.) The Great...
Arkansas Confederates in the Western Theater
Arkansas Confederates in the Western Theater. By James Willis. (Dayton: The Morningside Press, 1998. Pp. xiii, 903. Maps, photographs, foreword, acknowledgments, prologue, introduction, appendices, bibliography, index. $39.95.) The story of Arkansas...
A Southern Record: The History of the Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry
A Southern Record: The History of the Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry. By W. H. Tunnard, with a new introduction by William L. Shea. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997. Pp. xxix, 377. Preface, roll of the companies, appendix, index....
Battlegrounds of Memory: A Memoir of a Southern Family
Battlegrounds of Memory: A Memoir of a Southern Family. By Clay Lewis. (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1998. Pp. 225. $24.95.) Southern autobiography is a distinguished field, and therefore a tough game to play. You put your book out there...
Beyond Image and Convention: Explorations in Southern Women's History
Beyond Image and Convention: Explorations in Southern Women's History. Edited by Janet L. Coryell, Martha H. Swain, Sandra G. Treadway, and E. H. Turner. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1998. Pp. 224. Editor's introduction, about the authors...
French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times
French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times. By Carl J. Ekberg. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. Pp. xii, 359. Acknowledgments, introduction, maps and plans, illustrations, conclusion, appendix, notes,...
Lee and His Generals in War and Memory
Lee and His Generals in War and Memory. By Gary W. Gallagher. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 298. Preface, credits, illustrations, index. $27.95.) During the 1870s and 1880s a group of embittered former Confederate officers...
Low Villains and Wickedness in High Places: Race and Class in the Elaine Riots
PERHAPS NO EVENT IN THE HISTORY of the Arkansas delta has received as much attention and been the subject of more speculation than the Elaine Race Riot of 1919. Historians, struggling with a mass of rich but contradictory and even tainted evidence, have...
Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South, 1863-1877
Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South, 18631877. By Daniel W. Stowell. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. 278. Introduction, conclusion, notes, bibliography, index. $65.00.) This is a significant work that fills a gap...
The Caddo Chiefdoms: Caddo Economics and Politics, 700-1835
The Caddo Chiefdoms: Caddo Economics and Politics, 700-1835. By David La Vere. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 198. Preface, introduction, conclusion, pronunciation key, notes, bibliography, index. $45.00.) Too often Native American...
The History and Historians of Civil War Arkansas
THE APPROACH OF A NEW CENTURY is reason enough to take stock of any historical field, but such an assessment seems especially appropriate for the Civil War. To the casual observer, the Civil War years remain one of the constants in American life. Everyone...
The Pine Bluff Meeting of the Arkansas Historical Association 1999
ALL ABOARD! The Arkansas Historical Association steamed into Pine Bluff this past April 15-17 for its fifty-eighth annual meeting. The event was headquartered at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Patrick and Lynne Zollner of Marmaduke acted as program...
The Spectacular 1833 Leonid Meteor Storm: The View from Arkansas
EACH YEAR IN THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER, the Earth's orbit passes through the band of Leonid meteors, a stream of dust and crumbs shed from Comet Tempel-Tuttle that provides stargazers a spectacle of "falling stars." Most years the shower is light and unremarkable,...
Virginia's Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861-1865
Virginia's Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861-1865. By William Blair. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. viii, 206. Acknowledgments, introduction, maps, tables, notes, bibliography, index. $32.50.) Civil War scholars...
"We Have Just Begun": Black Organizing and White Response in the Arkansas Delta, 1919
ON THE LAST NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 1919, Phillips County deputy sheriff Charles Pratt and two assistants traveled twenty miles south out of Helena, Arkansas, in apparent pursuit of a bootlegger. Shortly after stopping-reportedly to repair a flat tire-in...