For those who have recently tried to purchase The Free State of Jones from Amazon.com and found it listed as “temporarily out of stock,” I urge you to buy it online directly from its […]
I am a historian of the nineteenth century South and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Texas State University, San Marcos. My specialties are the Civil War homefront, Southern unionism, women, and race.
A copy of this beautiful painting of Newt Knight’s farm was provided to me through the efforts of Charlene Morehead and Mitchell Coats. Maxwell “Mac” Coats, Mitchell’s father, painted it from […]
By Vikki Bynum Deadline.com and Variety Magazine have announced that the long anticipated movie “Free State of Jones” is in the works—just eight years after Universal Studios bought the rights to my book from the […]
While perusing the Internet, I recently discovered the following 2012 essay by Daniele Watts, whose name I recognized as the actor who played the slave Coco in the movie Django Unchained. I […]
By Vikki Bynum Many years ago, while researching my doctoral dissertation in the North Carolina State Archives, I came across a curious poem in the official papers of Civil War Governor Zeb […]
By Vikki Bynum For a number of years, David Woodbury conducted online Q & A interviews with Civil War historians for his CompuServe Civil War Forum. When he contacted me in 2001 […]
Some time ago, I posted an essay about the Ku Klux Klan’s terrorization of Orange County, North Carolina, in the years following the Civil War. Recently, I recovered from my files evidence […]