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The Free State of Jones

Mississippi"s Longest Civil War

by Victoria E. Bynum

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Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Civil war,
  • Slavery & emancipation,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Mississippi,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Civil War; Confederate deserters; Piney Woods; Mississippi; Knight Company; Newton Knight; Leaf River; Jones County; Republic of Jones; Davis Knight; American Revolution; Civil Rights Movement; Old South; New South; Free State of Jones,
  • Social Science / African-American Studies

  • About the Edition

    Newt Knight was a man who defied social rules by deserting from the Confederacy, hiding in the swamp with runaway slaves and other deserters to fight the Rebels and declare Jones County, Mississippi as the Free State of Jones. Some of his men were captured and executed and, as in the movie, the women in their family cut them down. Women also aided the Knight Company. Newt also took a black wife who had several mixed race children. Free State of Jones is an excellent comprehensive study that begins with people in the back country of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War who settled Jones County bringing with them their sense of justice and attitudes toward tyranny. Bynum mines every available source to recreate the society of Jones County through the decades from settlement into the 20th century. Bynum describes the mixed race community created by the tangled and complicated extended families who intermarried and created their own schools living in defiance of the hardening Jim Crow attitudes. Bynum expertly places Davis Knight’s 1948 charge of miscegenation in the larger historical context of the period and expertly connects it to Newt Knight’s flaunting sexual racial norms of his day. Newton Knight has been portrayed as a principled American patriot fighting for civil rights for African Americans and his mixed race progeny and as an unprincipled, villainous traitor who betrayed his race, the Confederacy and transgressed racial boundaries. Whichever narrative a person believes reveals a great deal about that person’s attitude about race and the Confederacy.

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7972872M
    ISBN 100807854670
    ISBN 109780807854679

    THE FREE STATE OF JONES “The Free State of Jones is one of the most gripping history books published in recent years Overall, the book offers an impartial look at the historical . The company, led by Newton Knight, formed a separate government, with Unionist leanings, known as the "Free State of Jones", and fought a recorded 14 skirmishes with Confederate Congressional district: 4th.

    A maverick, unionist district in the heart of the Old South? A notorious county that seceded from the Confederacy? This is how Jones County, Mississippi, is known in myth and the legend has persisted. Differing versions give the name of this new nation as Republic of Jones, Jones County Confederacy, and Free State of Jones. The definitive history of the Free State of Jones Any additional comments? Read, listen and reflect on the contents of this book The Free State of Jones! EXCELLENT. 8 people found .

    Subject of the upcoming film Free State of Jones, this book provides recollections of the man who took on the Confederacy during the Civil War and established the liberated Mississippi . Editions for The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ) Cited by:


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The Free State of Jones by Victoria E. Bynum Download PDF EPUB FB2

Free State of Jones Trailer: Matthew McConaughey In The. Free State of Jones is an excellent comprehensive study that begins with people in the back country of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War who settled Jones County bringing Cited by:   Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River, where, legend has it, they declared the Free State of Jones.

The story of the Jones Between late and mid, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi/5. Subject of the upcoming film Free State of Jones, this book provides recollections of the man who took on the Confederacy during the Civil War and established the liberated Mississippi county/5(27).

Sally Jenkins' and John Stauffer's book, The State of Jones, made a splash a while back, and an earlier book by Victoria Bynum, The Free State of Jones, is at least partly the basis for a Cited by: 1.

The story of the "Free State of Jones" in the state of Mississippi which lead an insurrection against the Confederacy during the US Civil War.

This book also raises the issues of 'race' /5(80). Covering the same ground as the major motion picture The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, this is the extraordinary true story of the anti-slavery Southern farmer who brought together poor whites, army deserters and runaway slaves to fight the Confederacy in deepest Mississippi /5().

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.

The Free State of Jones book author Victoria E. Bynum said that Daniel (Jacob Lofland), the character Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) tries to protect in battle, is at best a. The True Story of the ‘Free State of Jones’ A new Hollywood movie looks at the tale of the Mississippi farmer who led a revolt against the Confederacy.

Between late and mid, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight. Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Banding /10(K). Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River, where, legend has it, they declared the /5(3).

Bynum writes, “The Free State of Jones challenges the very core of this Lost Cause history, bringing to life white landowning, nonslaveholding families who acted aggressively in their own. When I began researching the legend of the Free State of Jones ten years ago, I had little sense of the journey I was about to undertake.

Fifteen years earlier my interest in the legend had been piqued by a Civil War history textbook which noted that Confederate disaffection ran so deep in Jones County, Mississippi, that during the Civil War the county had allegedly seceded from the state.

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Calling /5(2). The Free State of Jones by Victoria E. Bynum,University of North Carolina Press edition, in English. Bynum, Afterword, Free State of Jones.

2) THE LONG SHADOW OF THE CIVIL WAR (scroll to read more) “Based on deep and creative research, this book opens up large and hotly.

In the end, the film Free State of Jones was not based on the book The Free State of Jones, but the book was used as a major resource, with Bynum credited as a consultant. For a period, however, it seemed that Ross’s research—which involved reading 40 to 50 books.

Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with .The Free State of Jones film, starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Keri Russell, will be released in May Excerpt When I began researching the legend of the Free State of Jones .Between late and mid, 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, legend has it, they declared the Free State of Jones.