An Interview with Victoria Bynum on The Free State of Jones Victoria Bynum recently visited Southern Miss to kick off the 2016-2017 University Forum with a talk on her book The […]
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 South's Civil War home front, including Unionists and other men and women who fought against the Confederacy, mixed race communities, and the history of racial identity are my special interests.
POSTED 9/27/2021 BY Matthew Christopher Hulbert LIBRARY OF CONGRESSTwo guerrillas stop a civilian rider to rob him in this sketch from a December 1864 issue of Harper’s Weekly. “This Mr. Wales is a cold-blooded killer. He’s […]
I’ve had a couple of Renegade South readers message me regarding Curtis Wilkie’s When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer. I highly recommend this newly-released […]
I had a wonderful evening with the Mississippi Museum of History via zoom last night! You can watch my contribution to the “Many Stories” series here!
The Many Stories presentation on Newt Knight of the Free State of Jones can be viewed directly from the Museum of Mississippi History Facebook page. Date and Showtime: Thursday, June 3, 2021, […]
If a trip to the childhood home of Mark Twain in Hannibal, Missouri, is on your spring or summer itinerary, be sure and visit Faye Dant’s phenomenal “Jim’s Journey” museum! The Center […]
Now in Print: An Edited Collection of Historical Criticism and Political Analysis of the NYT’s 1619 Project
The New York Times’ 1619 Project and the Racialist Falsification of History David North and Thomas Mackaman, editors Published by Mehring Books PO Box 48377, Oak Park, MI 48237 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org About […]
“The State of Mississippi vs. Davis Knight” (1948): A Wolverine Theatrics Production! by Vikki Bynum I am delighted to announce that Playwright Marcus France and Producing Director Nathaniel Quinn have recreated the […]
My thanks to Anne Sarah Rubin and The Civil War Monitor for this honor! —vb The Five Best Books on the Confederate Homefront POSTED 10/23/2020 BY Anne Sarah Rubin For decades, books about the Confederate […]
BookLife Talks With Gregg Andrews Q&A with the author of ‘My Daddy’s Blues’ August 31, 2020 Gregg Andrews Andrews’s unique memoir, My Daddy’s Blues, examines his childhood in a poverty-stricken, alcoholic family in Missouri […]