Carl H. Moneyhon


Carl H. Moneyhon joined the faculty in 1973 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is faculty liaison with the University History Institute, an organization that develops closer ties between the department and the community. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. He was won the UALR Faculty Excellent Award for Research and the UALR Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching.

Dr. Moneyhon is a specialist in the history of the American Civil War and the South and is widely published in the field. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he recently received one of the first College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Fellowships for Research. He is a Fellow of the Texas Historical Association. He is working on a book on the connection of war-time experience and developed identity among Confederate soldiers.

Dr. Moneyhon’s current research interests include Civil War and Reconstruction in the Trans-Mississippi Region (Texas and Arkansas), Race Relations in the Post-Civil War South, Historical Memory, and Southern History.


Select Publications and Media:

“David O. Dodd, The ‘Boy Martyr of Arkansas’: The Growth and Use of a Legend,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly, 74 (Autumn 2015), 203-230.

An exploration of the development of and the use of historical memory in Arkansas.

“Governor Henry Rector and the Confederacy: State’s Rights versus Military Contingencies,” Arkansas Historical Quarterly, 73 (Winter 2014). 357-88.

A study of the conflict between Arkansas’s governor and central authorities in the Confederacy over control of the defense of Arkansas.

“Race and the Struggle for Freedom: African American Arkansans after Emancipation,” in John Kirk, ed., Race and Ethnicity in Arkansas: New Perspectives (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2014), pp. 17-30.

A study of the successes and failures of African Americans in their efforts at securing economic and civil equality after emancipation.

“The Democratic Party, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Politics of Fear,” in Kenneth W. Howell, ed., Still the Arena of Civil War: Violence and turmoil in Reconstruction Texas, 1865-1874. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2012. pp. 243-66.

A study of the use of violence in suppressing African American voting in post-Civil War Texas that reassesses the importance of the Ku Klux Klan.

Edmund J. Davis: Civil War General, Republican Leader, Reconstruction Governor. Vol. 2, in The Texas Biography Series. (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 2010).

A biography of a prominent antebellum Texas leader who opposed secession, fought with the Union Army, then headed the Republican Party in Texas and pursued a progressive program of public education and the protection of African Americans in their civil rights.

Texas After the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004).

A general history of Texas in the post-Civil War Era.

Arkansas and the New South, 1874-1929 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997).

A history of Arkansas as it attempted integration into the industrial society being created in the United States in the late 19th century.

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