The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 2, Summer

A Little Rock Boyhood: Growing Up in the Great Depression
A Little Rock Boyhood: Growing Up in the Great Depression. By A. Cleveland Harrison. (Little Rock: Butler Center Books, 2010. Pp. 375. Preface, introduction, illustrations, afterword, index. $29.95.)Rather than covering his entire life, A. Cleveland...
Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places
Sesquicentennial Sites: The Little Rock Arsenal Building, Shoppach House, and Old State HouseON MAY 6, 1861, ARKANSAS SECEDED FROM the United States of America and then joined the Confederacy. Three National Register-listed properties in Central Arkansas...
Book & Media Notes
To mark Arkansas Heritage Month and the start of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies launched a website "A Nation Divided: Arkansas and the Civil War." Sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission,...
Border War: Fighting against Slavery before the Civil War
Border War: Fighting against Slavery before the Civil War. By Stanley Harrold. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Pp. xvi, 292. Preface, introduction, notes, bibliography, index. $30.00.)Historians still grapple with what forces...
Defining Moments: Historic Decisions by Arkansas Governors from McMath through Huckabee
Defining Moments: Historic Decisions by Arkansas Governors from McMath through Huckabee. By Robert L. Brown. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2010. Pp. xvi, 151. Acknowledgments, foreword by Mack McLarty, prologue, illustrations, epilogue,...
Eloquent Brevity: The Arkansas Campaign Diary of Henry Elliott Thompson
A GREAT DEAL OF MEANING CAN be conveyed with a simple cliché, which probably explains why people are so fond of using them. "Words fail me" is a hackneyed phrase so loaded with implications of wonderment or horror that most listeners have little trouble...
Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora
Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora. By Chia Youyee Vang. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Pp. xxiv, 200. Foreword, preface, acknowledgments, chronology, introduction, notes, bibliography, index. $18.00, paper.)Clint Eastwood's...
News and Notices
At the annual business meeting of the Arkansas Historical Association at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, April 15, members elected Jajuan Johnson of Little Rock and Johanna Miller Lewis of Little Rock to three-year terms as trustees....
On Slavery's Border: Missouri's Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865
On Slavery's Border: Missouri's Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865. By Diane Mutti Burke. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010. Pp. xvi, 413. Acknowledgments, introduction, tables, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95, paper; $69.95, cloth.)Diane...
The Civil War in the Greenville Bends
ALTHOUGH NEVER THE SITE OF A MAJOR BATTLE during the Civil War, a great deal of fighting occurred in the Greenville Bends area in the southeastern corner of Arkansas. As the Mississippi River passed between Chicot County, Arkansas, and Washington County,...
The Contours of Emancipation: Freedom Comes to Southwest Arkansas
A LATE MORNING IN EARLY SUMMER WAS A STRANGE time to hear the plantation work horn blow on a southern cotton field. It was June 4, 1865, nearly two months after Confederate forces surrendered at Appomattox. The slaves toiling in the fields of the Isaac...
The War We Have Lost
FAITHFUL READERS OF THE ARKANSAS HISTORICAL QUARTERLY doubtless are atwitter with anticipation at the approach of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. In Arkansas, as in many other states, government agencies and civic organizations are preparing an...
White Man's Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909
White Man's Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909. By Kimberly Harper. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2010. Pp. xxv, 325. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index....
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