“The Free State of Jones: Class, Kinship, and Revolt in Civil War Era Mississippi” Welcome to registration for the 4th annual Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference Thursday, March 22, 2018 […]
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.
I’m excited to be heading to the University of Alabama on March 1, 2018, to discuss the movie, The Free State of Jones, as well as my book, The Free State of […]
Don’t miss this much needed discussion of THE FREE STATE of JONES!—Vikki Bynum, Renegade South. The Free State of Jones A Roundtable The summer of 2016 saw the release of the […]
This is the third and final of Ed Payne’s three-part series on the Landrum family of Civil War Mississippi. To read Part 1: “The Gray,” click here. To read part 2: “The […]
This is the second of Ed Payne’s three-part series on the Landrum family of Civil War Mississippi. To read Part 1: “The Gray,” click here. —vb Part 2: The Blue By […]
By Ed Payne Note: Nine years ago I began research on men from the Mississippi Piney Woods region who joined the Union 1st New Orleans Infantry Regiment in 1863-1864. I eventually compiled […]
News Flash: As I was putting the final touches on the following report, I learned that the American Historical Association has awarded the movie The Free State of Jones the John E. […]