The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 4, Winter

Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left
Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left. By Erin Royston Battat. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. 233. Acknowledgments, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $32.95, paper.)Through...
Arkansas Commemorates the Civil War Centennial: An Exercise in Pragmatism
ARKANSAS CAME LATE TO CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL PLANNING, in part because of its preoccupation with desegregation. The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954 led the Little Rock School Board to adopt the Phase Program...
Arkansas History, 2013: A Selected Bibliography
IN AN EFFORT TO BE INCLUSIVE, Arkansas history has been broadly defined in the compilation of this bibliography. Some materials, such as genealogical articles, government documents, and non-print productions have been omitted, however. Selected articles...
Book and Media Notes
Arkansas in Ink: Gunslingers, Ghosts, and Other Graphic Tales brings more of the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture into the world of generously illustrated print. Edited by the Encyclopedia's Guy Lancaster and illustrated by Arkansas...
Governor Henry Rector and the Confederacy: States' Rights versus Military Contingencies
ON MAY 5, 1862, Gov. Henry reCtor called on the men of Arkansas to rally to the defense of their state against an invading foe. But his proclamation was more than simply an appeal for troops to stop an approaching column of federal soldiers led by Gen....
Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War
Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War. By Colin Edward Woodward. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. x, 286. Acknowledgments, introduction, notes, bibliography, index. $39.50.)Colin Woodward...
Muzzled Oxen: Reaping Cotton and Sowing Hope in 1920s Arkansas
Muzzled Oxen: Reaping Cotton and Sowing Hope in 1920s Arkansas. By Genevieve Grant Sadler. (Little Rock: Butler Center Books, 2014. Pp. 358. Foreword by Gareth Sadler, illustrations. $23.95, paper.)Genevieve Grant Sadler keenly observed life in all its...
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association will hold its seventy-fourth annual conference in West Memphis, April 9-11, 2015. With the theme "To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds," it will feature presentations on health care, peacemaking, and healing in Arkansas...
Operation Arkansas
Operation Arkansas. By Robert W. Coakley. (Little Rock: Center for Arkansas Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2010. Pp. xxi, 211. Foreword by John M. Carland, preface, introduction, map, illustrations, chain of command, glossary, index....
"This Day We Marched Again": A Union Soldier's Account of War in Arkansas and the Trans-Mississippi
"This Day We Marched Again": A Union Soldier's Account of War in Arkansas and the Trans-Mississippi. Edited by Mark K. Christ. (Little Rock: Butler Center Books, 2014. Pp. 157. Maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $19.95, paper.)Mark Christ,...
Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South
Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South. By Fred C. Smith. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. Pp. xi, 212. Preface, introduction, notes, bibliography, index. $60.00.)In August 2014, the boyhood...
"War to the Knife": Union and Confederate Soldiers' Accounts of the Camden Expedition, 1864
ON MARCH 23, 1864, Maj. Gen. FrederiCk steele set out from Little Rock at the head of an 8500-man army intent on rendezvousing with a second Union force under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks at Shreveport, Louisiana. They would invade eastern Texas, raise...
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