Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

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Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

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Fordham University Press has reprinted Robert M. Goldman's 1990 study "A Free Ballot and a Fair Count": The Department of Justice and the Enforcement of Voting Rights in the South, 1877-1893 as part of its Reconstructing America series. Arkansas readers might be especially interested in the book's brief discussion of prosecutions in 1889-90 for violations of federal election laws in five Arkansas counties, including Union and Cleveland. These proceedings resulted in twelve convictions, but the guilty were generally required only to pay modest fines. The book is available in cloth ($35.00) and paper ($20.00) from Fordham University Press, University Box L, Bronx, NY 10548.

Rod Andrew Jr.'s Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915 examines military education throughout the South, including at the University of Arkansas. He argues that the schools reflected a distinctive southern culture that reconciled militarism and republicanism. Schools, he writes, were more concerned with instilling in their students broad values of honor, patriotism, and civic duty than in meeting a hostile threat or preparing for armed conflict. …

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