Allen Greene: Lincoln Parish Scalawag

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent Allen Greene typified the Reconstruction-era “scalawag”—a local citizen who allied himself with the Radical Republicans who controlled national and state government to achieve personal political and financial aspirations. Scalawags were considered traitors to the South. They were just as bad, if not worse, than the carpetbaggers from the North. Allen … Continue reading Allen Greene: Lincoln Parish Scalawag

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Man Fights to Bring His Brother’s Killers to Justice

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent After the Civil War, Republicans, with control of the federal bureaucracy and the military, took charge of local and state government in Louisiana and most of the South. Once the sole purview of the white Democrats, control of local politics was largely in the hands of those holding newfound power … Continue reading Man Fights to Bring His Brother’s Killers to Justice