The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 3, Autumn

A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513-1900
A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513-1900. By James M. Woods. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011. Pp. xv, 498. Acknowledgments, maps, tables, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $69.95.)James M. Woods describes...
Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places: Crossett Methodist Church
THE CROSSETT METHODIST CHURCH REPRESENTS a unique combination of the Tudor Revival and Gothic Revival styles. The building's irregular plan features five separate building masses connected by hyphens and laid out in a linear fashion. The church occupies...
Arkansas Memories: Interviews from the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History
DALE BUMPERS AND DAVID PRYOR TALK POLITICSDALE BUMPERS AND DAVID PRYOR ARE TWO-THIRDS of what political scientist Diane Blair termed the "Big Three" of late twentieth-century Arkansas politics (Bill Clinton rounding out the trio). Both men had to beat...
Arkansas's Dark Ages: The Struggle to Electrify the State
UNTIL THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY, Arkansas lacked sufficient electrical power for many of its residents to enjoy modern conveniences. As citizens of a rural state, most Arkansans lived on farms. Performing laborintensive chores without power required...
Book and Media Notes
Various aspects of Toltec Mounds-architecture, artifacts, and foodways- indicate that the site near modern Little Rock occupied a significant position in the Mississippi River Valley, both geographically and culturally, in the late Woodland and early...
Campaign for Wilson's Creek: The Fight for Missouri Begins
Campaign for Wilson's Creek: The Fight for Missouri Begins. By Jeffrey L. Patrick. (Buffalo Gap, TX: McWhiney Foundation Press, 2011. Pp. 224. Maps, illustrations, biographical sketches, notes, credits, index. $24.95, paper.)Within four months of the...
Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South
Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South. By Jeannie M. Whayne. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 298. Acknowledgments, illustrations, maps, tables, notes, index. $45.00.)2011 was a banner...
Desegregating Downtown Little Rock: The Field Reports of SNCC's Bill Hansen, October 23 to December 3, 1962
FIFTY YEARS AGO, STUDENT NONVIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE (SNCC) worker William "Bill" Hansen arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas. He would have a striking and transformative impact on the city. In the space of just over a month, Hansen coordinated sit-in...
Edward Durell Stone: A Son's Untold Story of a Legendary Architect
Edward Durell Stone: A Son's Untold Story of a Legendary Architect. By Hicks Stone. (New York: Rizzoli International, 2011. Pp. 334. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. $85.00.)Edward Durell Stone, a son of Fayetteville, Arkansas,...
François Sarazin: Interpreter at Arkansas Post during the Chickasaw Wars
OF LOUISIANA'S MANY TREASURES, NONE IS MORE INTERESTING than the collection, dating from about 1714, of official letters, documents, and court records of the French Superior Council and those of its successor, the Spanish Cabildo, which reside today...
From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism
From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism. By Darren Dochuk. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2010. Pp. xxiv, 520. Acknowledgments, map, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $29.95.)Historians...
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) invites presentation proposals for its seventy-second annual conference in Helena-West Helena April 11-13, 2013. This conference continues the AHA's look at the Civil War in Arkansas. As the Emancipation Proclamation...
Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the University of Arkansas
Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the University of Arkansas. Edited by Charles F. Robinson and Lonnie R. Williams. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2010. Pp. xxx, 358. Acknowledgments, appendices,...
The Fayetteville Conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, 2012
THE GLOBAL CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, on the historic Fayetteville square, hosted the Arkansas Historical Association's seventyfirst annual conference, April 12-14, 2012. Jamie Brandon, station archeologist at the Arkansas Archeological Survey's...
The Thousand Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937
The Thousand Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937. By David Welky. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 355. Maps, illustrations, acknowledgments, notes, index. $27.50.)David Welky's well-written and informative book provides...
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