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 […]
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 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 […]
“Always the Gentleman”: Senator Blanche K. Bruce and Newt Knight’s Relief Bill of 1880 By Ed Payne It’s unlikely that United States Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi ever met Newt Knight, the […]
Despite all the research that’s been conducted on Newt Knight, new material is still being discovered! After Grady Howell of the State Archives in Jackson, MS, discovered yet another example of Newt’s […]