I wrote this paper for the interdisciplinary humanities course The Development of Western Culture in a Global Context. My writing process consisted of first examining various primary and secondary sources on Southern Reconstruction and the Colfax Massacre. This gave me an understanding of how historians have come to understand the event throughout time. In my research, I found two categories of interpretations, which I then used to organize my ideas and develop my own understanding of the implications of the event.
Mitzian, Lian F.
"The Colfax Massacre: A Culmination of Political and Racial Disparity,"
Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/lxl/vol5/iss1/3