The following is the latest online review of my recent book, The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies. I especially appreciate the careful and thorough analysis provided by Laura Hepp Bradshaw, a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.


Vikki Bynum

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  1. Thanks for stopping by Fourth Generation Inclusive, ncfpc.net. We clearly have some of the same interests. My genealogical interest in the Burnett family recently led me to purchase The Long Shadow. I had no idea of Elizabeth Burnett’s activism, though I’ve researched her extended family. I am not a Burnett, but have cousins who are. When I get a chance to get home to NC to look up records, I plan to post a piece on Elizabeth on my blog. Thanks again. — Lisa H.

    • I was delighted to discover your blog, Lisa. Free people of color have long been a major historical interest of mine, as you can see from this blog, and from Long Shadow of the Civil War. I am doubly pleased to have given you information on Elizabeth Burnett, who I myself would like to know more about. I’ll be stopping by your blog again, and probably often!

      Thanks so much,
      Vikki Bynum

      • I recently found a couple of newspaper articles about the arrest (framed, it seems), trial and acquittal of her brother, a prominent barber in antebellum Goldsboro who got into radical republican politics after the war. (Another brother, Micajah, was more infamous than prominent, having fled NC to avoid arrest for trafficking in stolen slaves.) Bill’s ordeal is another future post. Stay tuned, and take care!

      • Lisa, I sure will stay tuned! Look forward to your posts on the brothers, and will likely share them on Renegade South with your permission.


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