“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 […]
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.
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 […]
ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting The Society of Civil War Historians will host their third biennial academic conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kentucky, on June 14 through 16, […]
Recently, Dean Collins, a descendant of Stacy and Sara Anderson Collins, shared with me several photos that I am pleased to post on Renegade South. Dean is descended from Stacy and Sara’s […]
A note to Jones County, Mississippi, descendants: In this post, Ed Payne shares documents featuring numerous ancestors by name that you may never have seen! My thanks to Ed for once again […]
In 2010, I published on Renegade South a study of the naming of white male Mississippi children during the period from 1861 through 1880, wondering if certain names might provide evidence of […]
Would you like to know the true story of the Free State of Jones, but don’t have time to read the long version? Good news! The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil […]