“As Kenneth Barnes shows in his engagingly written and thought-provoking Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas, fear of foreigners and foreign influence could grip even a state with very few immigrants. Barnes’ book is one of the most sophisticated and thoroughly researched studies yet published on anti-Catholic sentiment in twentieth-century America. Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas is an insightful, elegantly written study of an important subject that Americans have ignored for far too long.”

—Tyler Anbinder, Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Summer 2017