The following essay was written and published on January 16, 2020, by Civil War scholar Jeff Giambrone on his blog, Mississippi in the Civil War. With its focus on the Civil War’s effects on […]
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.
by Vikki Bynum The following is my response to Professor Alex Lichtenstein’s essay, “1619 and All That,” recently published in the online version of the American Historical Review. Dear Professor Lichtenstein, As […]
by Vikki Bynum “Honey, look what Mama’s got,” Naoma purred as she held up her newborn baby boy for his sister to see. Four-year-old Merle’s eyes popped open wide on this cold […]
By Victoria Bynum “White privilege,” “wealthy elites,” “mansplainers,” “old white people,” “ivory tower elites.” These are just a few of the epithets hurled at me and the four historians I joined in […]
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, […]
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