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Reconstruction and Redemption: The Politics of Race, Class, and Manhood in Jones County

Victoria E. Bynum

in "The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Reconstruction as a battleground for political power between pro-Union and pro-Confederate voters of Jones County. In 1865, Jones County Unionists successfully challenged the ... More


"The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Victoria E. Bynum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

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 ... More


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