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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, [2016] ©2016
Series: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bynum, Victoria E.
Free State of Jones, Movie Edition : Mississippi's Longest Civil War.
: The University of North Carolina Press, ©2016
Named Person: Knight family.; Knight family.; Knight family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria E Bynum
ISBN: 9781469628011 1469628015
OCLC Number: 932622523
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Series Title: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Responsibility: Victoria E. Bynum.

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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. Victoria Bynum traces the origins and legacy  Read more...

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