By Vikki Bynum Between November 19–22, 2015, the Smithsonian Institute and National Endowment for the Humanities will host a history film forum at the National Museum of American History in Washington […]
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.
Renegade South is pleased to introduce the second edition of The Free State of Jones! Not only does this “movie edition” sport a snazzy new cover, I’ve also written a new afterword […]
by Vikki Bynum As we await the release of The Free State of Jones, I thought it might be fun to visit an earlier movie similarly inspired by Newt Knight and the […]
Thanks to all who attended my lecture on the Free State of Jones on September 10, 2015, at the Lauren Rogers Museum. It was a wonderful evening, and so perfect that it […]
For just-added photos on the Bynum families of the Free State of Jones (including a rare photo of Margaret “Peggy” Collins Bynum), check out “What’s in a Marriage? Bynums on both sides […]
by Vikki Bynum I’m pleased to announce that on September 10, 2015, I’ll be speaking on The Free State of Jones at the Lauren Rogers Museum in Laurel, Mississippi. The talk begins […]
by Vikki Bynum The movie The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey as Newt Knight and Gugu MBatha-Raw as Rachel Knight, is scheduled for release on March 11, 2016.* Almost a […]