The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

by Victoria E. Bynum


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ISBN-13: 9781469609874
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Victoria E. Bynum is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War and Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South.

Table of Contents

Preface iii

Introduction: Kinship, Community, and place in The old and the new South 1

Part I Home Front 26

Chapter 1 Guerrilla wars: Plain Folk Resistance to the Confederacy 32

Chapter 2 Occupied at Home: Women Confront Confederate Forces in North Carolina's Quaker Belt 66

Part II Reconstruction and beyond 100

Chapter 3 Disordered Communities: Freedpeople, Poor Whites, and "Mixed Blood" Families in Reconstruction North Carolina 106

Chapter 4 Fighting a Losing Battle: Newt Knight Versus the U.S. Court of Claims, 1870-1900 141

Part III Legacies 184

Chapter 5 Civil War Unionists as New South Radicals: Mississippi and Texas, 1865-1920 190

Chapter 6 Negotiating Boundaries of Race and Gender in Jim Crow Mississippi: The Women of the Knight Family 222

Epilogue: Fathers and Sons 259

Notes 283

Bibliography 391

Acknowledgments 435

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The South in the Civil War era was anything but solid. Victoria Bynum tells us why, introducing us to a set of intriguing events and a cast of unforgettable characters.—Suzanne Lebsock, author of A Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

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