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The State of Jones free pdf 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.

About John Stauffer

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning journalist for the "Washington Post" and the author of eight books, three of which were "New York Times" bestsellers, most notably "It s Not About the Bike "with Lance Armstrong. Her work has been featured in "GQ" and "Sports Illustrated," " "and she has acted as a correspondent on CNBC as well as on NPR's "All Things Considered." 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."

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Author : John Stauffer
Publisher : Anchor Books
Data Published : 15 May 2010
ISBN : 0767929462
EAN : 9780767929462
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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