The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 1, Spring

American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta
Nan Elizabeth Woodruff, American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003. Pp. 282. Introduction, maps, notes, acknowledgments, index. $39.95.)C. Vann Woodward first drew widespread attention...
A Photographer of Note: Arkansas Artist Geleve Grice
A Photographer of Note: Arkansas Artist Geleve Grice. By Robert Cochran. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2003. Pp. xiii, 144. Introduction, illustrations, index. $39,95.)This handsomely produced book showcases the work of AfricanAmerican...
Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places
MANY COMMUNITIES IN ARKANSAS can trace their history to the development of transportation resources. Early towns sprang up along waterways when boat travel was the most common means for moving people and freight great distances. Later, when the "iron...
Labor, Third-Party Politics, and New South Democracy in Arkansas, 1884-1896
AT THE END OF FEBRUARY 1892, J. B. Suttler of Little Rock, managing editor of the Arkansas Farmer and a member of both the Farmers' Alliance and the Knights of Labor, informed W. B. W. Heartsill of Greenwood in Sebastian County that the state's People's...
Moral Reconstruction: Christian Lobbyists and the Federal Legislation of Morality, 1865-1920
Moral Reconstruction: Christian Lobbyists and the Federal Legislation of Morality, ]865-1920. By Gaines M. Foster. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. Pp. xiii, 318. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, appendices, notes,...
Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South
Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South. Edited by Susanna Delfmo and Michèle Gillespie. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. Pp. viii, 324. Introduction, tables, contributors, index. $55.00, cloth; $19.95, paper.)The...
President's Report to the Membership, 2004
THIS IS MY LAST REPORT AS PRESIDENT, and I would like to thank some of the very many people and organizations that have contributed to the health and welfare of the Arkansas Historical Association during the past four years. Some have supported the Association...
Quacks & Crusaders: The Fabulous Careers of John Brinkley, Norman Baker, & Harry Hoxsey
Quacks & Crusaders: The Fabulous Careers of John Brinkley, Norman Baker, & Harry Hoxsey. By Eric S. juhnke. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002. Pp. xvi, 215. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, conclusion, notes, bibliography,...
Robert Johnson: Lost and Found
Robert Johnson: Lost and Found. By Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCuIloch. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003. Pp. xii, 142. Preface, acknowledgments, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95.)The designation of 2003 as the "Year of the...
Saving the Heartland: Catholic Missionaries in Rural America
Saving the Heartland: Catholic Missionaries in Rural America. By Jeffrey Marlett. (DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2002. Pp. xi, 233. Acknowledgments, introduction, conclusion, notes, bibliography, index. $40.00.)So often, Roman Catholic...
Shelby's Expedition to Mexico: An Unwritten Leaf of the War
Shelby 's Expedition to Mexico: An Unwritten Leaf of the War. By John N. Edwards, edited with an introduction by Conger Beasley, Jr. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2002. Pp. xxxvii, 231. Preface, editor's note, introduction, notes, bibliography,...
The Scalawags: Southern Dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction
The Scalawags: Southern Dissenters in the Civil War and Reconstruction. By James Alex Baggett. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003. Pp. xvi, 323. Preface, acknowledgments, illustrations, tables, bibliography, index. $55.00.)James A....
The Special Senatorial Election of 1937 and Its Legacy for Arkansas Politics
ON OCTOBER 18, 1937, Arkansas governor Carl Bailey, the Democratic nominee, and Congressman John E. Miller, running as an independent, opposed each other in a special general election to fill a seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant by the sudden death...
This Terrible War: The Civil War and Its Aftermath
This Terrible War: The Civil War and Its Aftermath. By Michael Fellman, Lesley J. Gordon, and Daniel Sutherland. (New York: Longman Publishers, 2002. Pp. xvi, 496. Preface, prologue, maps, illustrations, epilogue, bibliography, index. $53.27, cloth;...
WPA Sources for African-American Oral History in Arkansas: Ex-Slave Narratives and Early Settlers' Personal Histories
IN ARKANSAS, AS ELSEWHERE, the paucity of material written by nine-teenth-century African Americans has been one of the obstacles to incorporating their perspectives into the study of the state's history. Enforced illiteracy during slavery prevented...
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