By Vikki Bynum From the cover of the Movie Edition of The Free State of Jones: Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in 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 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 Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas, the much-anticipated anthology edited by distinguished historian Jesus F. de la Teja,* makes its debut from the […]
By Vikki Bynum I enjoyed watching the Free State of Jones trailer yesterday, and I know from reading my email and comments on Facebook that many of you did, too! Not only […]
On January 10, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Vernon Dahmer, Sr., a courageous, forward-thinking Civil Rights leader, was murdered by white supremacists associated with the Ku Klux Klan. Today, I’m honored to […]
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The big story in Hollywood right now is the upcoming seventh Star Wars film. Seemingly everyone (including me) is getting swept away by the hype while…
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 […]
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 […]