The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 3, Autumn

A Cherokee Woman's America: Memoirs of Narcissa Owen, 1831-1907
A Cherokee Woman's America: Memoirs of Narcissa Owen, 1831-1907. Edited by Karen Kilcup. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. Pp. xxiii, 189. Acknowledgments, note on the text, preface, chronology, genealogy, illustrations, notes, selected...
Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places
Fire TowersHIDDEN IN THE VAST WOODLANDS OF ARKANSAS, in some of the most remote points among dense trees, are some of the state's most overlooked historic resources-though they were built to overlook the landscape. At one time, there were 121 forest...
Book and Media Notes
Longtime readers of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly may recall the work of Tony Badger, whose article, '"The Forerunner of Our Opposition': Arkansas and the Southern Manifesto of 1956," graced our Autumn 1997 issue. The University of Arkansas Press...
End of the Line: A History of Little Rock's West Ninth Street
End of the Line: A History of Little Rock's West Ninth Street. By Berna J. Love. (Little Rock: Center for Arkansas Studies and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2003. Pp. vii, 132. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, maps, notes, note...
From the Archives
UAMS Historical Research Center Launches Online Photo ExhibitTHE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES has published a digital collection, Images of Health Sciences in Arkansas History, as the first exhibit on its Historical Research Center Digital...
General James G. Blunt: Tarnished Glory
General James G. Blunt: Tarnished Glory. By Robert Collins. (Gretna, LA: Pelican, 2005. Pp. 229. Acknowledgments, illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. $23.95.)It would not be hyperbole to regard Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt as one of the most colorful...
Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927
Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927. By Mary G. Rolinson. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. Pp. xii, 286. Acknowledgments, illustrations, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography,...
Grow Up with the Country: Pete Whetstone Again in the Field!
Grow Up with the Country: Pete Whetstone Again in the Field! A REVIEW ESSAY BY ROBERT COCHRAN Cavorting On the Devil s Fork: The Pete Whetstone Letters of C. F. M. Noland. Edited by Leonard Williams. Arkansas Classics Edition, with an introduction by...
"I'll Build You a City": An Interview with Casey Laman
THE FOLLOWING INTERVIEW, conducted with one of the more vivid figures in Arkansas s urban history, reads like a how-to guide for running a town. William F. "Casey " Laman served as North Little Rock's mayor between 1958 and 1972 and again in 1979-80,...
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) invites presentation proposals for its sixty-seventh annual conference in Eureka Springs, March 27-29, 2008. The conference theme will be "Land of Eccentricity." The AHA welcomes proposals dealing with the unique,...
Race Relations at the Margins: Slaves and Poor Whites in the Antebellum Southern Countryside
Race Relations at the Margins: Slaves and Poor Whites in the Antebellum Southern Countryside. By Jeff Ferret. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. Pp. ix, 269. Acknowledgments, abbreviations, tables, bibliography, index. $45.00.)This...
Shout, Sister, Shout! the Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-And-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. By Gayle F. Wald. (Boston: Beacon Press, 2007. Pp. xii, 252. Preface, illustrations, acknowledgments, notes, index. $25.95.)That someone reading this journal might...
The Catholic Church in Arkansas and Desegregation, 1946-1988
SMALL IN NUMBER, CATHOLICS IN ARKANSAS had for decades before the civil rights movement faced suspicion and even hostility from elements of the Protestant majority.1 Unwilling to aggravate that hostility by challenging segregation, Arkansas's Catholic...
The Little Rock Conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, 2007
THE ARKANSAS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION held its sixty-sixth annual conference in Little Rock, April 26-28, 2007. The theme, "Not Just Black and White: The Fight for Civil Rights in Arkansas," proved a popular one with presenters, allowing organizers to...
"Will They Fight? Ask the Enemy": United States Colored Troops at Big Creek, Arkansas, July 26, 1864
WHEN secESSIONISTS FIRED ON FORT SUMTER, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, they loosed a volley that would have profound repercussions on the American way of life. Those shots set off a chain of events that culminated not only in the end of slavery...
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