On June 26, 2022, I joined the Southern California Civil War Roundtable Alliance via zoom to discuss the Free State of Jones and more. In this video of the event, I provide […]
Victoria Bynum to speak at Southern California Civil War Roundtable Alliance
I hope you’ll join us on June 26 for this discussion on Civil War dissent and The Free State of Jones!
“Our Southern Souls”: an interview with “Frankie” of Jones County, MS.
“I was born in 1934. I’m the ninth child of 10 children. We grew up on a small farm in Jones County, Mississippi, between Laurel and Soso. In those days we heard […]
From the Southern Quarterly, Wtr 2017: Susannah Ural Interviews Victoria Bynum
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 […]
Civil War Monitor: The Five Best Books on Civil War Guerrillas
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 […]
Revisiting the Free State of Jones on its Twentieth Anniversary!
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!
Two Mississippi Museums “Many Stories” presents Newt Knight and The Free State of Jones
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, […]
Understanding the Civil War Era South from the Perspective of The Free State of Jones
On July 16, 2019, Dr. Priscilla Leder—my former colleague at Texas State University, and now the host of KZSM’s “Bookmarked” radio show—interviewed me and Dr. Rebecca Montgomery about the Civil War Era South, […]
Victoria Bynum to Discuss Hollywood, the Civil War, and “The Free State of Jones” at The University of New Hampshire
Dissent, Desertion, and Unionism in the Confederate South: My Interview with “Red Strings & Maroons”
By Vikki Bynum I first learned about the Red Strings—known formally as “The Heroes of America“—in 1983 while researching Civil War dissenters, deserters, and guerrilla bands in the North Carolina State Archives. The […]