The byline to “The Ladder by the Chimney” might be the proverb “every picture tells a story” considering the memories this drawing evoked for Chuck Shoemake! Not only did I learn something […]
White Farm Women Protest Confederate Abuse: The North Carolina Civil War Home Front
By Vikki Bynum During the American Civil War, many Southerners expressed hostility to the Confederacy, beginning with strong opposition to secession, evasion and desertion of military service, and, finally, armed insurrections. Nonslaveholding […]
Lecture Forum Series set for University of Southern Mississippi–First Up: The Free State of Jones!
Announcement from the University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Miss Now, August 20, 2016: Schedule for the University Forum, Armstrong-Branch Lecture Series, 2016-17 The University of Southern Mississippi will host seven influential scholars, […]
Getting ready to speak on The Free State of Jones in Hartford, Connecticut!
Tracing South Mississippi’s Inner Civil War through Documents.
By Vikki Bynum Discussions of the Mississippi insurrection popularly called the “Free State of Jones” often begin with questions like, “Was Newt Knight a traitor or a patriot?” or, “Was Newt Knight […]