The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 1, Spring

Book and Media Notes
The University of Arkansas Press has returned Wayman Hogue's Back Yonder: An Ozark Chronicle to print, with a new introduction and annotations by Brooks Blevins, the dean of Ozarks studies. The first memoir of Ozarks life to garner national attention,...
Forestry in the U.S. South: A History
Forestry in the U.S. South: A History. By Mason C. Carter, Robert C. Kellison, and R. Scott Wallinger. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. Pp. xx, 386. Foreword by Steven Anderson, acknowledgements, figures, tables, illustrations, appendices,...
"Immoral or Otherwise Offensive Matter": Took Gathings' 1952 Investigation of Broadcasting
The popularity of television grew enormously during the 1950s as Americans stayed home to watch a variety of news and entertainment programs, rather than attending motion pictures. But with TV's acceptance in homes across the nation, many feared that...
Lights! Camera! Arkansas!: From Broncho Billy to Billy Bob Thornton
Lights! Camera! Arkansas!: From Broncho Billy to Billy Bob Thornton. By Robert Cochran and Suzanne McCray. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2015. Pp. ix, 109. Illustrations, bibliography, index. $24.95, paper.)" Tell you what-that Billy Boh...
Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500-1821
Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500-1821. By F. Todd Smith. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. Pp. 278. Acknowledgments, maps, further reading, index. $42.50.)F. Todd Smith's new book is a sweeping and useful synthesis of three...
Mexican Braceros and Arkansas Cotton: Agricultural Labor and Civil Rights in the Post-World War II South
Picking cotton was not something anyone would volunteer to do. The farmers faced a labor shortage that gradually grew worse; then somebody discovered the Mexicans.-John Grisham, A Painted House (2001)Arkansas governor Ben Laney was furious when he heard...
News and Notices
At the annual business meeting of the Arkansas Historical Association at the Albert Pike Memorial Temple in Little Rock on April 22, Mark K. Christ of Little Rock assumed the office of President, and Story Matkin-Rawn of Little Rock became Vice President....
Nicolas Foucault and the Quapaws
ON A HOT JULY DAY IN 1702, FATHER ANTOINE DAVION neared the end of a voyage from the Tunica village on the Yazoo River to a mission near the junction of the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. Davion, one of several missionaries called to serve in the Lower...
President's Report to the Membership, 2016
I am pleased to provide this report to the membership on the activities of the Arkansas Historical Association during 2015. At last year's business meeting in West Memphis, members elected Robert Thompson of Paragould, Carl Drexler of Magnolia, Archie...
Race and Ethnicity in Arkansas: New Perspectives
Race and Ethnicity in Arkansas: New Perspectives. Edited by John A. Kirk. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2014. Pp. xvii, 215. Acknowledgments, introduction, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95, paper.)Race and Ethnicity in Arkansas is an...
The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory
The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory. Edited by Bradley R. Clampitt. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. vii, 192. Map, introduction, index. $25.00, paper.)Citing the recent expansion of Civil War scholarship into the Trans-Mississippi...
The March to the River: From the Battle of Pea Ridge to Helena, Spring 1862
The March to the River: From the Battle of Pea Ridge to Helena, Spring 1862. By Robert G. Schultz. (Iowa City: Camp Pope Publishing, 2014. Pp. 446. Maps, illustrations, appendix, notes, bibliography, credits, index. $24.95, paper.)Often, the life of...
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