The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 3, Autumn

A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration
A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration. By Steven Hahn. (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003. Pp. viii, 610. Prologue, illustrations, epilogue, appendix, notes,...
Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places
Three States Lumber Company in BurdetteAS ONE DRIVES ACROSS THE ARKANSAS DELTA and gazes over thousands of acres of cropland, it is hard to fathom that little over a century ago a large portion of this world-renowned agricultural region was nothing more...
A Sphinx on the American Land: The Nineteenth-Century South in Comparative Perspective
A Sphinx on the American Land: The Nineteenth-Century South in Comparative Perspective. By Peter Kolchin. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003. Pp. xi, 124. Acknowledgments, introduction, afterword, index. $22.95.)The three essays in...
Black Struggle, Red Scare: Segregation and Anti-Communism in the South, 1948-1968
Black Struggle, Red Scare: Segregation and Anti-Communism in the South, 1948-1968. By Jeff Woods. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004. Pp. xii, 282. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, epilogue, bibliography, index. $59.95,...
Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows/American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows. By Will Bagley. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. Pp. xxiv, 493. Illustrations, maps, preface, acknowledgments, notes, bibliography, index. $39.95.)American Massacre:...
Book and Media Notes
Arkansans contributed to the stream of black emigration to the west African nation of Liberia in the nineteenth century. Two recently published books show just how extensive and varied that movement was. Claude A. Clegg III's The Price of Liberty: African...
Ghost Boats on the Mississippi: Discovering Our Working Past
Ghost Boats on the Mississippi: Discovering Our Working Past. Edited by Leslie C. Stewart-Abernathy. (Fayetteville: Arkansas Archeological Survey, 2002. Pp. ix, 237. Preface, acknowledgments, maps, illustrations, appendices, references cited, index....
Isaac C. Parker: Federal Justice on the Frontier
Isaac C. Parker: Federal Justice on the Frontier. By Michael J. Brodhead. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. Pp. xvii, 219. Preface by Richard Etulain, acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, maps, appendices, bibliographic essay, index....
Loyalty on the Frontier; or, Sketches of Union Men of the South-West: With Incidents and Adventures in Rebellion on the Border
Loyalty on the Frontier; or, Sketches of Union Men of the South-West: with Incidents and Adventures in Rebellion on the Border. By A. W. Bishop; edited by Kim Allen Scott. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2003. Pp. xxvii, 228. Series editor's...
Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970-2002
Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970-2002. By Richard Saunders, Jr. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. Pp. xxi, 436. Acknowledgments, abbreviations, maps, tables, notes, works cited, index. $49.95.)This book is a...
Mirage and Reality: Economic Conditions in Black Little Rock in the 1920s
THE 1920s WITNESSED A DRAMATIC INCREASE in black businesses throughout the nation. The migration of rural blacks to northern and southern cities, combined with a new emphasis on "race pride" and selfhelp, led to this impressive rise in the numbers and...
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association invites presentation proposals for its sixty-fourth annual conference at DeGray State Park Lodge in Arkadelphia, April 14-16, 2005. The conference theme will be "Arkansas: South of the Arkansas River." Proposals should...
One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark
One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark. By Colin G. Calloway. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. Pp. xvii, 631. Series editor's preface, acknowledgments, note on terminology, prologue, illustrations, maps, epilogue,...
Ten More Voices: A Supplement to Bearing Witness
IN 2003, THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS published Bearing Witness, a volume of interviews that employees of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted in the 1930s with people who had been slaves in Arkansas.1 The problem the book attempted...
The Fort Smith Conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, 2004
THE ARKANSAS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION held its sixty-third annual conference at the Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith, April 15-17, 2004. With the general theme of "Fort Smith and the Western Border," the conference began on Thursday evening, April...
White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP
White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP. By Kenneth Robert Janken. (New York: New Press, 2003. Pp. xvi, 477. Acknowledgments, preface, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $29.95.)Biography is a favorite genre of many students of history,...

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