The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 1, Spring

Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places: The Fordyce-Ricks House Historic District
LOCATED ABOUT TWO MILES NORTHEAST of downtown Hot Springs, the Fordyce-Ricks House Historic District includes a 4,338-square-foot house with numerous ancillary structures and site features, including a lake and trails, set on thirty-seven wooded acres....
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association will hold its sixty-ninth annual conference at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, April 15-17, 2010. This conference will begin the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by focusing on life in...
President's Report to the Membership, 2010
THE 2009 ANNUAL CONFERENCE included an impressive lineup of programs and activities. Ben and Sherrel Johnson-and all of Magnolia- truly rolled out the red carpet for the Arkansas Historical Association. From the steak cookout, served up by El Dorado's...
Racial Conflict in Forrest City: The Trial and Triumph of Moderation in an Arkansas Delta Town
BY THE LATE 1960S, AFRICAN AMERICANS throughout the nation, and especially in the South, were growing impatient with state and local authorities' delay in implementing federal laws and court decisions that had guaranteed them political rights, equal...
"They Are Not Wanted": The Extirpation of African Americans from Baxter County, Arkansas
IN 1960, BAXTER COUNTY WAS ONE OF FIVE COUNTIES in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas in which the U.S. Census recorded not a single African- American resident.1 Such a statistical anomaly, at a time when the state was approximately 21 percent black, cannot...
"We Were Badly Whiped": A Confederate Account of the Battle of Helena, July 4, 1863
ON JULY 4, 1863, LT. GEN. THEOPHILUS HOLMES ATTACKED the Union fortifications at Helena, Arkansas, in an effort to relieve the pressure caused by the Federal siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Holmes's plan called for a coordinated three-pronged attack...
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