by Victoria Bynum In today’s New York Times, opinion editor Charles Blow delivers a harsh critique of the movie, Free State of Jones, arguing that its treatment of slavery in general and […]
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 Below are links to recent reviews, articles, and interviews about the movie, The Free State of Jones, followed by photographs from the movie’s Hollywood premiere on June 21, 2016. […]
An interesting piece from Christian McWhirter as we await the release of movie, Free State of Jones: Free State of Jones is only a week away and the New York Times ran […]
by Vikki Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones With the imminent release of the movie, Free State of Jones happening on June 24, 2016, Thorne Dreyer, host of Austin’s historic Rag […]
by Victoria Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War It’s been forty years since I first saw the name “Newton Knight” in the footnotes of a […]
Here it is—the second trailer for the movie as we move toward that June 24 release date! Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and […]
By Vikki Bynum The “Free State of Jones” is a true story of war, rebellion, and counter-rebellion. On October 13, 1863, in the midst of the American Civil War, a group […]