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The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war

Author: Victoria E Bynum
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2001]
Series: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, and aided by women, slaves, and children who spied on the Confederacy and provided food and shelter, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River. There, legend has it, they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Bynum, Victoria E.
Free state of Jones.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606606709
Named Person: Knight family.; Knight family.; Knight family.; Knight (Family)
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria E Bynum
ISBN: 0807826367 9780807826362 9780807854679 0807854670
OCLC Number: 45917238
Description: xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sacred Wars: Race and the Ongoing Battle over the Free State of Jones --
The Origins of Mississippi's Piney Woods People --
Jones County's Carolina Connection: Class and Race in Revolutionary America --
The Quest for Land: Yeoman Republicans on the Southwestern Frontier --
Piney Woods Patriarchs: Class Relations and the Growth of Slavery --
Antebellum Life on the Leaf River: Gender, Violence, and Religious Strife --
Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Struggle for Power --
The Inner Civil War: Birth of the Free State of Jones --
The Free State Turned Upside Down: Colonel Lowry's Confederate Raid on Jones County --
Reconstruction and Redemption: The Politics of Race, Class, and Manhood in Jones County --
Defiance and Domination: "White Negroes" in the Piney Woods New South --
Epilogue: The Free State of Jones Revisited: Davis Knight's Miscegenation Trial --
Selected Descendants of the Knight Family --
Selected Descendants of the Coleman Family --
Selected Descendants of the Welborn Family --
Selected Descendants of the Bynum Family --
Selected Descendants of the Collins Family --
Selected Descendants of the Sumrall Family --
Selected Descendants of the Welch Family --
Selected Descendants of the Valentine Family --
The "White Negro" Community, 1880-1920.
Series Title: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Responsibility: Victoria E. Bynum.
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This volume traces the origins and legacy of the Jones County uprising from the American Revolution to the modern civil rights movement. It analyzes the transition from slavery to segregation; the  Read more...

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