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 […]
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.
KLRU Schedule | On Story The Path Of An Action Writer: A Conversation With Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course […]
The following announcement of Mahershala Ali’s reading of the Audible version of my book, The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, is excerpted from Business Wire. NOTE: The movie, The Free […]
The new Audible version of The Free State of Jones–with Mahershala Ali (who plays Moses Washington in the movie of the same name) narrating the text and me narrating the preface […]
Marvin T. Jones, Executive Director of the Chowan Discovery Organization, is the author of one of Renegade South’s most popular essays, “The Chowan Discovery Group,” a history of the mixed-race origins of […]
By Vikki Bynum As announced in an earlier post, on March 4, 2016, I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address before the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society. […]
By Vikki Bynum I’m excited to announce today’s release of The Free State of Jones by Duckworth Publishers of the UK! The same content appears in the University of North Carolina’s movie […]