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The State of Jones

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In 1863, after surviving the devastating Battle of Corinth, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, deserted the Confederate Army and began a guerrilla battle against the Confederacy. For two years he and other residents of Jones County engaged in an insurrection that would have repercussions far beyond the scope of the Civil War. In this dramatic account of an almost forgotten chapter of American history, Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer upend the traditional myth of the Confederacy as a heroic and unified Lost Cause, revealing the fractures within Civil-War era Southern society. No man better exemplified these complexities than Newton Knight, a pro-Union sympathizer in the deep South who refused to fight a rich man’s war for slavery and cotton.
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In 1863, after surviving the devastating Battle of Corinth, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, deserted the Confederate Army and began a guerrilla battle against the Confederacy. For two years he and other residents of Jones County engaged in an insurrection that would have repercussions far beyond the scope of the Civil War. In this dramatic account of an almost forgotten chapter of American history, Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer upend the traditional myth of the Confederacy as a heroic and unified Lost Cause, revealing the fractures within Civil-War era Southern society. No man better exemplified these complexities than Newton Knight, a pro-Union sympathizer in the deep South who refused to fight a rich man’s war for slavery and cotton.
Product Details
eBook (352 pages)
Published: June 23, 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385530323
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  • The newspaperman drove his big car along a rutted red-clay country road, sending up garlands of Mississippi backwoods dust.

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  • Still the genetic matter of Newton and Rachel Knight spun on, twined and parted, and then intertwined again, dual spirals and strands, parallels and anti-parallels, in a never-ending...

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  • Still the genetic matter of Newton and Rachel Knight spun on, twined and parted, and then intertwined again, dual spirals and strands, parallels and non-parallels, in a never-ending...

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