On July 16, 2019, Dr. Priscilla Leder—my former colleague at Texas State University, and now the host of KZSM’s “Bookmarked” radio show—interviewed me and Dr. Rebecca Montgomery about the Civil War Era South, […]
I'm a historian of the nineteenth century South who taught U. S. history at Texas State University, San Marcos, for almost 25 years. My research interests center on people who lived outside the law--not necessarily "outlaws" as we might imagine them, but outside the law nonetheless. The southern Civil War home front, including Unionists and other men and women who fought against the Confederacy, mixed race communities, and racial identity are my special interests.
An introduction by Keith Harris, moderator of The Rogue Historian, followed by our podcast interview: Hi all – this week I am super-stoked to welcome Dr. Victoria Bynum to the show. Dr. […]
By Vikki Bynum In October, 1868, and August, 1869, Rep. Cuffee Mayo of Granville County, North Carolina, gathered with a group of mostly mixed-race men to sign petitions
by Gregg Andrews, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History Texas State University On the evening of Friday, April 29, 1921, a frenzied white mob stormed the Chicago & Alton Railroad depot in Bowling […]
Victoria Bynum to Discuss Hollywood, the Civil War, and “The Free State of Jones” at The University of New Hampshire
Dissent, Desertion, and Unionism in the Confederate South: My Interview with “Red Strings & Maroons”
By Vikki Bynum I first learned about the Red Strings—known formally as “The Heroes of America“—in 1983 while researching Civil War dissenters, deserters, and guerrilla bands in the North Carolina State Archives. The […]