The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 4, Winter

Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historical Places
The Influence of the New Deal on Arkansas Courthouse Design THE COURTHOUSES BUILT IN ARKANSAS during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) reflect shifting styles and attitudes in American society. The courthouses constructed before the...
Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality
Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality. By Eric Arnesen. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001. Pp. 332. Prologue, illustrations, conclusion, notes, acknowledgments, index. $39.95.) Brotherhoods of Color provides...
Edge of the Sword: The Ordeal of Carpetbagger Marshall H Twitchell in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Edge of the Sword: The Ordeal of Carpetbagger Marshall H. Twitchell in the Civil War and Reconstruction. By Ted Tunnell. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001. Pp. xiii, 326. Acknowledgments, abbreviations, introduction, bibliography,...
For the Defense of the Western Border: Arkansas Volunteers on the Indian Frontier, 1846-1847
WITH THE OUTBREAK OF THE MEXICAN WAR in May 1846, soldiers of the Sixth Infantry and First Dragoons stationed at the frontier posts of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, prepared to depart for Mexico. Their deployment would leave...
Highland Heritage: Scottish Americans in the American South
Highland Heritage: Scottish Americans in the American South. By Celeste Ray. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. Pp. v, 256. Preface, acknowledgments, introduction, appendix, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. $29.95, cloth; $16.95,...
Life in the Leatherwoods: John Quincy Wolf
Life in the Leatherwoods: John Quincy Wolf Edited by Gene Hyde and Brooks Blevins. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000. Pp. xxvi, 219. Introduction, illustrations, afterword, appendix, index. $20.00, paper.) John Quincy Wolf's Life in the...
Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908
Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908. By Michael Perman. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. xiii, 397. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, maps, conclusion, notes, bibliography, index. $49.95,...
Tar Paper Shacks in Arcadia: Housing for Ethnic Minority Groups in the Company Town of Bauxite, Arkansas
IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY, company towns existed in great number in all parts of the United States, serving many different types of industry. The term "company town" has been applied to a wide range of settings, but generally it can be defined as...
Teaching Equality: Black Schools in the Age of Jim Crow
Teaching Equality: Black Schools in the Age of Jim Crow. By Adam Fairclough. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001. Pp. viii, 110. Foreword, preface, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95.) This brief study embodies the Lamar Memorial Lectures presented...
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War. By Michael F. Holt. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. xviii, 1248. Preface, acknowledgments, illustrations, tables, notes, bibliography, index....
The South and the Caribbean
The South and the Caribbean. Edited by Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez and Charles Reagan Wilson. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. Pp. xii, 208. Acknowledgments, introduction, notes, contributors, index. $35.00.) More so than by geographical...
Unsung Valor: A GI's Story of World War II
Unsung Valor: A GI's Story of World War 11. By A. Cleveland Harrison. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000. Pp. xxi, 355. Preface, introduction, illustrations, map, afterword. $28.00.) More than 15,000,000 men and women from all over the U.S....
Violence and the Decline of Black Politics in St. Francis County
IN THE TWENTY YEARS FOLLOWING the end of Reconstruction, black and white men of voting age faced few restrictions on their right to vote. Though Democrats had regained their former dominance, blacks encountered no real legal obstacle to political activity...
Widows by the Thousand: The Civil War Letters of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864
Widows by the Thousand: The Civil War Letters of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864. Edited by M. Jane Johannson. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000. Pp. xxiv, 333. Acknowledgments, list of illustrations, series editors' preface,...
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