The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 3, Autumn

Arkansas Listings in the National Register of Historic Places: The Little Rock YMCA
The Little Rock YMCA at 524 S. Broadway Street (National Regis- ter-listed July 22, 1979) was built in 1927-1928 and is an excellent ex- ample of Spanish Revival-style architecture.1 The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in 1844 in...
"Arkansas's First Boomtown": El Dorado and the Emergence of the Poultry Processing Industry
On October 23, 1954, the Alexandria, Louisiana, Town Talk announced that, "Louisiana Poultry Co.'s plant . . . has been leased to two Chicago businessmen-J. H. [Herb] Johnson and J. C. [Jess] Merkle." The plant had been recently abandoned by Cudahy Packing,...
Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent's Adventures with the New York Times
Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent's Adventures with the New York Times. By Roy Reed. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2012. Pp. xv, 261. Acknowledgments, illustrations, index. $34.95.)On June 6, 1966, James Meredith was trying to make...
Book and Media Notes
After nearly thirty years' service as one of Arkansas studies' most useful compilations, A Documentary History of Arkansas is in a second edition. Like the first, it is edited by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's C. Fred Williams, S. Charles...
Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry and 8th U.S. Cavalry
Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry and 8th U.S. Cavalry. By Robert W. Lull. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2013. Pp. xvii, 289. Pref- ace, acknowledgments, illustrations, maps,...
C. J. Finger in Fayetteville: The Last Horizon
Charles J. Finger lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for about the last twenty years of his life, from 1920 until 1941. During those years, he wrote more than thirty books as well as many articles. Two of his books for young readers won prestigious literary...
Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights. By Pete Daniel. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xv, 332. Preface, illustrations, notes, ac- knowledgments, index. $34.95.)Pete Daniel...
News and Notices
The Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) invites presentation pro- posals for its seventy-third annual conference at Historic Washington State Park, April 3-5, 2014. This conference continues the AHA's look at the Civil War in Arkansas. As the war dragged...
Nightriding and Racial Cleansing in the Arkansas River Valley
Carolyn Wagner recalled for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intel- ligence Report how, on a summer night in 1965, she witnessed her father and other local Klansmen tie a young black man to a tree and whip him for violating an unwritten "sundown rule"...
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. By Walter Johnson. (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. 526. Illustrations, tables, notes, acknowledgments, index. $35.00.)Nearly a million slaves arrived in...
The Helena-West Helena Conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, 2013
The Delta Cultural Center hosted the seventy-second annual confer- ence of the Arkansas Historical Association, April 11-13, 2013, in down- town Helena-West Helena. Jamie Brandon of the Arkansas Archeological Survey chaired the conference committee and...
The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865
The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865. By Rhonda M. Kohl. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. Pp. x, 230. Preface, illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, in- dex. $39.50.)Many regimental histories, particularly...
The Rise to Respectability: Race, Religion, and the Church of God in Christ
The Rise to Respectability: Race, Religion, and the Church of God in Christ. By Calvin White, Jr. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 186. Preface, acknowledgments, afterword, notes, bibliography, index. $34.95.)In The Rise to...
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