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The state of Jones : the small southern county that seceded from the Confederacy

Author: Sally Jenkins; John Stauffer
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Anchor Books editionView all editions and formats
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In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Newton Knight; Newton Knight
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Jenkins; John Stauffer
ISBN: 9780767929462 0767929462
OCLC Number: 637127345
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday ... in 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: 402 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: The South's strangest soldier --
Corinth --
Home --
The swamp and the Citadel --
The hounds --
The Third Front --
Banners raised and lowered --
Reconstruction and redemption --
The family tree.
Responsibility: Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer.

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In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union.

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