Authors and their essays that comprise the book are:


Jean Baptiste Filhiol and the Founding of the Poste du Ouachita by Ernest Russ Williams


The North Louisiana Upland Frontier: The First Three Decades by Philip Cook


The Cotton Kingdom: Antebellum Northeast Louisiana by John D. Winters


The “Great Raft” of the Red River by Hubert Davis Humphreys


Liberté, Fraternité, and Everything but Égalitié: Cane River’s Citoyens de Couleur by Gary Mills


Religion and Education in North Louisiana, 1800-1865 by William A. Poe


Politics, Parties, and Politicians in Antebellum North Louisiana, 1812-1965 by Morgan Peoples


Secession and Civil War in North Louisiana by John D. Winters