In the decade before Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the NAACP’s efforts to desegregate Topeka’s elementary schools divided black residents. Many were concerned that destroying all-black schools would undermine the quality of black education. Their activism reveals a lack of consensus among blacks over the desirability of integrated educational spaces.
Founded in 1969, The Western Historical Quarterly, the official journal of the Western History Association, presents original scholarly articles dealing with the North American West - the westward movement from the Atlantic to the Pacific, twentieth-century regional studies, the Spanish borderlands, Native American history, and developments in western Canada, northern Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii. Each issue contains reviews and notices of significant books in the field, as well as bibliographic lists of recent articles and dissertations. The Western Historical Quarterly is published for the Western Historical Association by Utah State University, and the Department of History, Utah State University.