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Because of the mechanization of agriculture, many blacks left the parish during the mid-20th century Great Migration to seek better job opportunities elsewhere.
By 2000, the parish population was 9,622, with a white majority, but Coushatta itself was still two thirds black.
He won support from freedmen by appointing some to local offices and promoting education.
The unpublished dissertation, Carpetbagger Extraordinary: Marshall Harvey Twitchell, 1840-1905 by the historian Jimmy G.
With the help of her family, he became a successful cotton planter and local leader.
He was elected in 1870 as a Republican to the state legislature and filled four local offices with his brother and three brothers-in-law, the latter native to the parish.
As in many other rural areas, Red River Parish and the Red River Valley were areas of white vigilante and paramilitary violence after the Civil War, as insurgents tried to regain power after the South's defeat.
Shoalmire studies Twitchell's life within the context of the social unrest in Red River Parish at the time.The extended agricultural depression and poor economy of the late 19th century aggravated social tensions, as both freedmen and whites struggled to survive and to manage new labor arrangements.