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The Resource The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war, Victoria E. Bynum

The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war, Victoria E. Bynum

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The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war
Title
The free state of Jones
Title remainder
Mississippi's longest civil war
Statement of responsibility
Victoria E. Bynum
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Language
eng
Summary
Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River, where they declared their loyalty to the U.S. government. The story of the Jones County rebellion is well known among Mississippians, and debate over whether the county actually seceded from the state during the war has smoldered for more than a century. Adding further controversy to the legend is the story of Newt Knight's interracial romance with his wartime accomplice, Rachel, a slave. From their relationship there developed a mixed-race community that endured long after the Civil War had ended, and the ambiguous racial identity of their descendants confounded the rules of segregated Mississippi well into the twentieth century. Victoria Bynum traces the origins and legacy of the Jones County uprising from the American Revolution to the modern civil rights movement. In bridging the gap between the legendary and the real Free State of Jones, she shows how the legend--what was told, what was embellished, and what was left out--reveals a great deal about the South's transition from slavery to segregation; the racial, gender, and class politics of the period; and the contingent nature of history and memory. In a new afterword, Victoria Bynum updates readers on recent scholarship, current issues of race and Southern heritage, and the coming movie that make this Civil War story essential reading
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Bynum, Victoria E
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies
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  • Knight family
  • Knight family
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Military deserters
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Jones County (Miss.)
  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Jones County (Miss.)
  • Jones County (Miss.)
  • HISTORY
  • Military deserters
  • Racially mixed people
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
  • United States
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The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war, Victoria E. Bynum
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline : The Free State of Jones -- Preface -- Introduction. Sacred wars : race and the ongoing battle over the Free State of Jones -- part one. The origins of Mississippi's Piney Woods people -- 1. Jones County's Carolina connection : class and race in Revolutionary America -- 2. The quest for land : yeoman Republicans on the southwestern frontier -- 3. Piney Woods patriarchs : class relations and the growth of slavery -- 4. Antebellum life on the Leaf River : gender, violence, and religious strife -- part two. Civil War, Reconstruction, and the struggle for power -- 5. The inner Civil War : birth of the Free State of Jones -- 6. The Free State turned upside down : Colonel Lowry's Confederate Raid on Jones County -- 7. Reconstruction and redemption : the politics of race, class, and manhood in Jones County -- 8. Defiance and domination : ''white Negroes'' in the Piney Woods New South -- Epilogue. The Free State of Jones revisited : Davis Knight's miscegenation trial -- Appendixes -- 1. Selected descendants of the Knight family -- 2. Selected descendants of the Coleman family -- 3. Selected descendants of the Welborn family -- 4. Selected descendants of the Bynum family -- 5. Selected descendants of the Collins family -- 6. Selected descendants of the Sumrall family -- 7. Selected descendants of the Welch family -- 8. Selected descendants of the Valentine family -- 9. The ''white Negro'' community, 1880-1920
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ocn932622523
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781469628011
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt17rwd94
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Specific material designation
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System control number
(OCoLC)932622523
Label
The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war, Victoria E. Bynum
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline : The Free State of Jones -- Preface -- Introduction. Sacred wars : race and the ongoing battle over the Free State of Jones -- part one. The origins of Mississippi's Piney Woods people -- 1. Jones County's Carolina connection : class and race in Revolutionary America -- 2. The quest for land : yeoman Republicans on the southwestern frontier -- 3. Piney Woods patriarchs : class relations and the growth of slavery -- 4. Antebellum life on the Leaf River : gender, violence, and religious strife -- part two. Civil War, Reconstruction, and the struggle for power -- 5. The inner Civil War : birth of the Free State of Jones -- 6. The Free State turned upside down : Colonel Lowry's Confederate Raid on Jones County -- 7. Reconstruction and redemption : the politics of race, class, and manhood in Jones County -- 8. Defiance and domination : ''white Negroes'' in the Piney Woods New South -- Epilogue. The Free State of Jones revisited : Davis Knight's miscegenation trial -- Appendixes -- 1. Selected descendants of the Knight family -- 2. Selected descendants of the Coleman family -- 3. Selected descendants of the Welborn family -- 4. Selected descendants of the Bynum family -- 5. Selected descendants of the Collins family -- 6. Selected descendants of the Sumrall family -- 7. Selected descendants of the Welch family -- 8. Selected descendants of the Valentine family -- 9. The ''white Negro'' community, 1880-1920
Control code
ocn932622523
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469628011
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17rwd94
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932622523

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