Dosia Williams Moore is a familiar
name to scholars who have studied
Of special interest to Civil War historians is her account
of the Union Armyís drive up
Reconstruction historians will be interested in her description of the Colfax Riot that played such a significant role in influencing Congress and Northern public opinion during the Reconstruction era. Also described are details of the murder of a controversial Rapides Parish Reconstruction leader.
Social life of the plantation gentry described by Williams includes ring tournaments, cotillions, sugar-house parties and amateur entertainments. Geneaologists will find information about plantation families of Bayou Rapides and Bayou Boeuf. Also of interest are Black-white relations before and during the Civil War, during Reconstruction and in the period following Reconstruction.