55 pp., , 10 illus
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-3850-1
Published: March 2012
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In this UNC Press Short, excerpted from The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, Victoria E. Bynum traces Newton Knight’s story from his enlistment in the Confederate Army, to his desertion and formation of the Knight Company, to the violent clashes with Confederate authorities that culminated in the infamous Lowry raids of 1864.
UNC Press Civil War Shorts excerpt compelling, shorter narratives from selected best-selling books published by the University of North Carolina Press and present them as engaging, quick reads. Produced exclusively in ebook format, these shorts present essential concepts, defining moments, and concise introductions to topics. They are intended to stir the imagination and encourage further exploration of the original publications from which these works are drawn.
About the Author
Victoria E. Bynum is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is author of Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South and The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies (both from UNC Press).
For more information about Victoria E. Bynum, visit the Author Page.