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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“A little known but fascinating slice of American history. . . . Well written, well read, and well researched. The true South is revealed.”

—The Boston Globe

“Lively. . . . Jenkins and Stauffer bring historical contexts to life and offer provocative interpretations.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“Moving and powerful. . . . An important story that personalizes what remains abstract and counterintuitive in much of our received history of the Civil War, even as we approach its 150th anniversary.”

—The Washington Post

 

“Informed. . . . Impressive. . . . The saga is related in fascinating detail.”

—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Just when you thought you had heard it all about the Civil War, along comes this astonishing tale of rebellion within the heart of rebel territory. This is a riveting and memorable read about resistance, courage, love and, most of all, the long trail of justice and injustice in the American South. I couldn’t put it down.”

—Tom Brokaw

 

“Jenkins and Stauffer have brought fresh attention to a little-known and interesting sidebar of Civil War history.”

—Wall Street Journal

 

“Fascinating. . . . The book fittingly combines crisp narrative with exhaustive historical context. . . . Jenkins and Stauffer succeed in telling the complex history of the Civil War, and its disastrous Reconstruction aftermath, through the steely eyes of this crusty old man.”

—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 

“A richly detailed, riveting and revealing account of this long-forgotten rebellion within a rebellion.”

—Tulsa World

 

“History at its finest and most captivating. The documentation is meticulous, yet this gem of a book reads like a novel, with a revelation at every turn. Jenkins and Stauffer have proved once again that the real history of this country is far more complex and fascinating than the prevailing mythology.”

—David Maraniss, author of They Marched Into Sunlight and When Pride Still Mattered 

 

“Exceedingly readable and informative.”

—Denver Post

 

“Jenkins and Stauffer dug deep into state and military records to spin this fascinating yarn, and their bibliography is augmented by extensive (and intriguing) notes. . . . The State of Jones is a treasure. It’s a window into an obscure corner of Mississippi’s history and an account that further challenges myths of a South unified behind a ‘glorious’ cause.”

—The Virginian-Pilot

“Jenkins and Stauffer tell the fascinating tale of an unforgettable figure. . . . They follow the Knight family’s extraordinary lives over the course of six decades and in the process open a window onto a forgotten corner of the American landscape.”

—Philip B. Kunhardt III, co-author of Looking for Lincoln

 

“Here is the Civil War as it really was. You can’t fully know America’s epic until you’ve read this powerful book.”

—David Von Drehle, author of

Synopsis:

Jenkins, bestselling author of "The Real All Americans," and Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this riveting account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy.

Synopsis:

In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union.

About the Author

SALLY JENKINS is an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and the author of The Real All Americans, as well as the legendary New York Times bestseller It's Not About the Bike with Lance Armstrong. She lives in New York City. JOHN STAUFFER is chair and professor of the History of American Civilization at Harvard University and the award-winning author of The Black Hearts of Men and other books on the Civil War era, including Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

The South's strangest soldier — Corinth — Home — The swamp and the Citadel — The hounds — The Third Front — Banners raised and lowered — Reconstruction and redemption — The family tree.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385530323
Subtitle:
The Small Southern County That Seceded from the Confederacy
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Jenkins, Sally
Author:
John Stauffer
Author:
Stauffer, John
Author:
Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer
Author:
Sally Jenkins
Subject:
History : United States - Civil War
Subject:
History : Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
History : United States - General
Subject:
History : United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Mississippi - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Audio Books-US History
Subject:
US History-1800 to 1945
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090623
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
402

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 402 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385530323 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jenkins, bestselling author of "The Real All Americans," and Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this riveting account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy.
"Synopsis" by , In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union.
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