By Vikki Bynum Here’s another region of the South with a fascinating history of mixed-race ancestry. I discovered the Chowan Discovery Group after Steven Riley, creator and moderator of Mixed Race Studies, […]
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.
The following announcement recently appeared on the H-Net Southern History forum. My thanks to Prof. Christopher Fennell for allowing me to repost it here. Note: Edgefield, South Carolina, as well as […]
Some time ago, in response to my 10 November 2011 post, “Free People of Color in Old Virginia: The Morris Family of Gloucester County,” (which I encourage you to read or reread) I […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 57,000 views in […]
My thanks to Thom Bassett and Kevin Levin, moderator of Civil War Memory for granting Renegade South permission to repost the following review of the Museum of the Confederacy. Vikki Bynum, Moderator What […]
Recently, in a comment posted to Yvonne Bivins’ essay on the Ainsworth-Smith-Knight family of Smith County, Mississippi. a reader mentioned an infamous neighborhood battle of the early nineteenth century that involved several members […]
The following is Ed Payne’s third and final essay regarding the newly-rediscovered 1880 pension claim of Newt Knight, leader of the Knight Company of “Free State of Jones” fame. Here, Ed takes […]